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March 14, 2007--Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) addressed the IAFF 2008 Presidential Forum.  
Speech notes.  Hunter opened with brief remarks about how the Armed Services Committee has kept politics out of its work ("The best politics is no politics," he said.)  He threw in a quick mention of a couple of IAFF concerns (the Alternative Minimum Tax and insurance for early retirees), and he touched on a plan to develop strategically located disaster centers "so that the next time we have a Katrina type disaster America is ready."  However, most of the speech was Hunter's standard stump speech and could have been delivered to any audience.  He followed the sunrise from the Arlington Cemetery to Rosecranz National Cemetery in San Diego, discussing America's arsenal of democracy, China's cheating on trade, and extending the border fence.  On Iraq, Hunter said, "We are being successful in Iraq if we continue to stand up the Iraqi military."  He closed reading excerpts from letters written by his father and by his son.  Hunter spoke for for a bit more than 18 1/2 minutes. 

Former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC)
Former Gov. Jim Gilmore (R-VA)
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Gov. Bill Richardson (D-NM)
Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE)
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