|00:00:00||AS REALLY A COVERT OPERATION WITHOUT USING AMERICAN TROOPS.|
|00:00:04||AND THEY WERE ABLE TO HAVE SUFFICIENT ARMS GO IN, THAT THE WORLD' S SECOND- STRONGEST SUPERPOWER WAS DRIVEN OUT OF AFGHANISTAN WHERE IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.|
|00:00:17||GANSKE: LET MY JUST SUMMARIZE.|
|00:00:19||I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES FOR JOINING IN.|
|00:00:22||I BELIEVE THAT THIS MISSION IS PRIMARILY GOING TO INVOLVE A BREATHING SPACE FOR THE WARRING PARTIES.|
|00:00:30||THEY NEED TO REARM.|
|00:00:36||THEY -- THEY WILL DO THAT.|
Mr. HORN. Mr. Speaker, one of our most successful operations, as the gentleman knows, happened under the Carter administration. It is ironic that many of the advisers of President Carter also are advising this administration. But what they did that was successful, they began the effort to provide arms to the Afghan Mujaheddin, and through Pakistan they did just that as really a covert operation without using American troops, and they were able to have sufficient arms go in that the world's second strongest superpower was driven out of Afghanistan where it never should have been in the first place.