The clip Adressing the council from The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The machines are tunneling to avoid our defense system.
But I believe they will intersect certain pipelines to control them.
These points of intersection are crucial...
...because I believe they're vulnerable to counterattack.
Although it has been suggested that this is the same kind of attack...
...we've defended for years, I urge the Council to realize the truth.
This is the single greatest threat we have ever faced...
...and if we do not act accordingly, we will not survive.
Commander Lock, the Council is well aware of the seriousness of this attack.
You have our leave to prepare our defense by any and all means necessary.
Thank you, Council.
...we ask if there's been word from the Nebuchadnezzar.
No, councillor. No word. Nothing.
Then we request a ship be dispatched to ascertain the fate of the One.
I wish that were possible, councillor, but I do not believe our defense...
...can suffer the loss of another ship.
It will, commander, if it must.
It could take one ship days to find the Nebuchadnezzar.
Then send two.
This is insane.
Forgive my frustration, councillors.
But I wish I were able to comprehend the Council's choice in this matter.
Comprehension is not a requisite of cooperation.
If you are asking me to order two of my captains...
There's no need for such an order.
The captains are present. They can answer for themselves.