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Senate Proceeding on Dec 21st, 2010 :: 8:16:30 to 8:19:25
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Jeff Sessions

8:16:28 to 8:16:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: between the sponsors and myself or my designee, or their designees, either designee. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. mr. kerry: i thank the chair. mr. sessions: i would just share one thought i rember so

Jeff Sessions

8:16:30 to 8:19:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions

8:16:50 to 8:17:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: vidly before russia invaded georgia. we were at a nato conference -- before russia invaded georgia at a nato conference, it was a discussion outside the normal meeting, and one weak-kneed, i suppose, european explained to

Jeff Sessions

8:17:12 to 8:17:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the georgians why that it was difficult for the other nations to support georgia in their idea to be in the u.n. -- excuse me, in nato, and suggested it was difficult because russia was a big and powerful country, and

Jeff Sessions

8:17:34 to 8:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: the georgian replied -- and i've never forgotten it -- saying well, sir, we think it's a question of values. mr. putten said last -- mr. putin said last year that the greatest disaster of the

Jeff Sessions

8:17:56 to 8:18:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: 20th century was the collapse of the soviet union. we in georgia believe it was the best thing that happened in the 20th century. it's a question of values. we share your values. we want to be with you. and i just would have to say that it's just deeply troubling to me that our russian friends are being so recalcitrant and so

Jeff Sessions

8:18:21 to 8:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: aggressive and so hostile to sovereign states such as georgia and the ukraine and the baltics and poland and so forth. they used to be a part of the soviet empire. they are now sovereign nations, independent in every way, and by

Jeff Sessions

8:18:43 to 8:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: conceding as part of these negotiations, the deployment of a ground-based interceptor missile defense system in poland to comply with russian demands is part of this -- and during this treaty process was a terrible thing, especially when we didn't even tell our friends in the sovereign nation of

Jeff Sessions

8:19:04 to 8:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: poland that we intended to do it before we announced it with the russians. and i think the senator is just raising reality. we have got some problems here, don't you think, senator risch, and we might as well put them out on the table and be realistic about it and take off the rose-colored glasses. i think this amendment is one

Jeff Sessions

8:19:25 to 8:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Sessions: way to say let's get serious and

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