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Stop Calling Those Who Ask Questions Unpatriotic

Location: Washington, DC

Stop Calling Those Who Ask Questions Unpatriotic -- (House of Representatives - May 13, 2004)

(Mr. PASCRELL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)

Mr. PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, a quote: "I cannot support a failed foreign policy. History teaches us that it is often easier to make war than peace. This administration is just learning that lesson right now. The President began this mission with very vague objectives and lots of unanswered questions. There is no timetable, there is no legitimate definition of victory, there is no contingency plan for mission creep, there is no clear funding program, there is no agenda to bolster our overextended military, there is no explanation defining what vital national interests are at stake."

Who said that? Not a Democrat, but the majority leader, the gentleman from Texas (Mr. DeLay), said that on March 28 of 1999.

I say, end calling those people who ask questions unpatriotic. Read your own history. Read your own legacy. This is a disgrace, what you did in 1999, and then you accuse us when we ask a question. Read your own literature.

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