Skip to comments.McCain, Lieberman introduce bill to ban (Holder & Obama's try) to give civilian trials to terrorists
Posted on 03/05/2010 5:57:50 AM PST by meandog
Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) are set to introduce sweeping legislation that will forbid detainees dubbed "enemy combatants" by the intelligence community from being read their Miranda rights, Fox News reported Thursday.
This would have the effect of banning all civilian trials for such alleged terrorists, pushing those detainees into military commissions.
The bill, the "Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010," lays out "comprehensive policy for the detention, interrogation and trial of suspected unprivileged enemy belligerents who are believed to have engaged in hostilities against the United States by requiring these individuals to be held in military custody, interrogated for their intelligence value and not provided with a Miranda warning," according to a release from McCain's office.
"Unprivileged enemy belligerents considered to be a 'high-value detainee'" would be required "to be held in military custody and interrogated for their intelligence value by a High-Value Detainee Interrogation Team established by the President," the release stated.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), an Air Force Reserves Judge Advocate General, told Fox he usually "understands what John and Joe are trying to do," but he added, "I just don't feel comfortable with it. There is a role for the civilian courts to play."
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McCain is grandstanding again. He is running for reelection against JD in the primary.
When can the country shed itself of the Lindsey Graham burden?
Heard G. Rivera suggest that the WH is trading money to abandon the investment in Gitmo for more money to build a redundent prison in Illinois.
“Look what I sponsored! See how much I think like you? Plus, I reached across the aisle. Vote for me.”
I know that bashing McCain is in vogue here on the forums, but why does everyone feel they need to unload on him when he's right? Lord knows, he's wrong often enough that there's no lack of opportunity to smack him down, but why discourage him when he's actually doing the right thing?
He is doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. McCain must be defeated in the primary.
I’m all in favor of replacing him. I just prefer to hold my fire when he’s doing the correct thing. It becomes like crying “wolf”.
I’d give props to Obama if he did the right thing, however that theory has yet to be seriously tested. :)
Because as soon as the elections are over, McCain will go ahead and bend over the constituency by ‘reaching across the aisle’ again.