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Senate Proceeding on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 7:17:35 to 7:19:10
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Lindsey Graham

7:17:31 to 7:17:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: has joined it on the dale long public safety officers benefit program. i ask consent my full statement be the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. graham: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. graham: i'd ask unanimous consent to set aside the pending amendment and call up amendment 2669. the presiding officer: without objection, the clerk will report. the clerk: the senator from south carolina,

Lindsey Graham

7:17:35 to 7:19:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

7:17:52 to 7:18:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: himself and others -- mr. graham: i'd ask further reading be waived. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. graham: thank you, madam president. this amendment is simple, direct, and to the point. it would prohibit the use of funds for the department of justice to prosecute the perpetrators of 9/11, in article 3 courts. what does that mean? that sheikh muhammad and people

Lindsey Graham

7:18:13 to 7:18:34( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: like him who organized the attacks against our nation on september 112001 would be tried by military commissions. they're not common criminals. they're war criminals. they should be tried in a military setting like other people throughout the 200-year history of this country hav been tried regarding acts of war against the united states.

Lindsey Graham

7:18:35 to 7:18:55( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the military commissions have been reformed thanks to s levin and oerts. we have a great process. at the end of the day we need not criminalize this war. there is a law of armed conflict awaiting the defendants that's fair. it's robust. it has adequate due process. but it recognizes we're at war. and military commissions have been used throughout the history

Lindsey Graham

7:18:56 to 7:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: of this country. they're better able to protect classified information. we need to be consistent here. the people who plann attacks of 9/11 are not common criminals. they are people who have taken up arms against the united states, and they should be

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