Condemning the Attack on the Nigerian Town of Bagaby Representative Will Hurd
Posted on 2015-03-23
HURD of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman.
I had the honor of serving my country for almost a decade as an undercover officer in the CIA. I was in the back alleys and bazaars of South Asia and the Middle East. I was the guy recruiting spies and stealing secrets and collecting intelligence on threats to our homeland, so I know a little something about dealing with bad guys. I looked our enemies in their eyes and I know what they were capable of.
Those who are committed to spreading terror, murdering and destroying the lives of the innocent, such as Boko Haram, cannot be reasoned with because they are not reasonable. They cannot be bargained with because they do not value the lives of others. They have nothing to lose. Only their destruction will stop their reign of terror over the men, women, and children of northeastern Nigeria.
So I encourage the United States to help. Let's help Nigeria and other nations, such as Chad, Niger, and Cameroon, to help their citizens. When terrorists such as Boko Haram are allowed to operate unchecked, our world is less safe and less free.
As the greatest and the freest Nation in the world, let's extend a hand to our friends in Nigeria and let them know that we stand with them in this war on terror.
I want to thank the chairman for this resolution. And I want to thank my colleague from Illinois, Congressman Robin Kelly, for her hard work and leadership on this resolution.
I encourage all of my colleagues to support it.