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Senate Proceeding on Nov 5th, 2009 :: 8:33:30 to 8:34:35
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Lindsey Graham

8:33:21 to 8:33:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: the senate will come to order. graham: thankou, mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from south carolina. mr. graham: thank you. colleagues, we're about to take a i regret we're having to do this. but at the end of the day, i have a view that this country is at war. and our civilian court system serves us well, but we've had a

Lindsey Graham

8:33:30 to 8:34:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham

8:33:42 to 8:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: long history of having military commission trials when the nation's at war. which this congress wrote is reformed, it's new, it's transparent and it's something i'm proud of. this amendment says that the six conspirators who planned 9/11, khalid sheikh mohammed at the top of the list, will not be tried in federal court. because the day you do that,

Lindsey Graham

8:34:03 to 8:34:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: you're going to criminalize this war. and the first attack on the world trade center, the blind sheikh, was tried in federal court. and the unindicted list wound up in the hands of al qaeda. military commissions are designed to administer justice in a fair, transparent way b they know and understand we're at war.

Lindsey Graham

8:34:24 to 8:34:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lindsey Graham: our civilian courts are not designed to deal with war criminals. the military system is. khalid sheikh mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, didn't rob a liquor

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