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Graham to Obama: scrap New York terror trial, I'll stand with you
The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 2010-03-07

Posted on 03/07/2010 10:34:07 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Senator Lindsey Graham on Sunday outlined his plan to help President Obama close Guantánamo if the administration agrees to abandon a civilian New York terror trial for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in favor of a military tribunal.

BY MARK SAPPENFIELD

On Sunday, two moderate senators defended President Obama’s apparent willingness to reconsider his administration’s decision to use a civilian New York terror trial for the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

The first, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, is seen as the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans. He has promised to help Obama close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility if Obama gives up his plans of trying Mohammed and other sensitive terror suspects in a civilian court.

“We need a legal system that gives due process to detainees while recognizing” that there are sensitivities to national security in such a case, said Senator Graham, a former military lawyer, on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: South Carolina; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 0bama; 111th; 911trials; alqaeda; bayh; bho44; digg; ghramnesty; gitmo; ksm; lindseygraham; mccain; mccainmutiny; mclamesrinoparty; obama; rino; rinos4obama; trials; trolls; wot
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1 posted on 03/07/2010 10:34:07 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

fyi


2 posted on 03/07/2010 10:34:19 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thats right Lindsey, stand by your man.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwBirf4BWew


3 posted on 03/07/2010 10:36:40 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Jail Al Gore and the Climate Frauds!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks for reelecting him, people of South Carolina. ‘preesh.


4 posted on 03/07/2010 10:41:14 PM PST by Rastus
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To: rabscuttle385

When is SC going to scrap Graham?


5 posted on 03/07/2010 10:44:11 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: rabscuttle385
"He has promised to help Obama close the Guantánamo Bay detention..."

He must be the mamma... the receiver.

6 posted on 03/07/2010 10:48:55 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Red Steel; mkjessup; stephenjohnbanker; AuntB
When is SC going to scrap Graham?

Dunno.

The bigger question is when is Ariz. going to scrap McCain.

If McCain defeats J.D. in August, he will likely win re-election, and we conservatarians will have to face 2+ years of his wrath, with Graham and Obama by his side.

Think about it.

7 posted on 03/07/2010 10:49:01 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: HerrBlucher

Southern belles do stand by their men.

Thanks for the theme song.


8 posted on 03/07/2010 10:49:07 PM PST by citizencon
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To: rabscuttle385

Just shut up, grahamnesty. Obozo would have to scrap the NY terror trial anyway. When your enemy is shooting himself in the foot, you don’t take the gun out of his hands.


9 posted on 03/07/2010 10:54:54 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: rabscuttle385

I wouldn’t bet against McCain. Tough to beat incumbents - and Juan is a seasoned campaigner. Then again, I thought the Colts would win the Super Bowl...


10 posted on 03/07/2010 10:56:11 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsay Graham (R-I-N-O) needs to go away.


11 posted on 03/07/2010 10:57:46 PM PST by hattend (The era of John McCain is over, the era of Ronald Reagan is back! Go Sarah Go!)
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To: hattend

He’s a JAGass.


12 posted on 03/07/2010 10:59:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: karnage

“Obozo would have to scrap the NY terror trial anyway.”

thats what I thought.

Is Graham just plain STUPID?


13 posted on 03/07/2010 11:00:00 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: rabscuttle385

What a sell - out!


14 posted on 03/07/2010 11:00:45 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: karnage; RaceBannon

Maybe if Mccain endorsed Kokesh if might get interesting....


15 posted on 03/07/2010 11:00:52 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Senator Lindsey Graham, selling out America every chance he can get.


16 posted on 03/07/2010 11:02:01 PM PST by wastedyears (The essence of training is to allow error without consequence.)
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To: karnage

“Just shut up, grahamnesty. Obozo would have to scrap the NY terror trial anyway. When your enemy is shooting himself in the foot, you don’t take the gun out of his hands.”

BINGO. This is obvious to everyone, except Graham.

Obama is giving away nothing, and Graham is providing him with the cover of Republican support for closing Gitmo. Graham needs a keeper,


17 posted on 03/07/2010 11:03:49 PM PST by SmartInsight
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To: rabscuttle385

Graham has no principles. Why on earth does he continue to get elected?


18 posted on 03/07/2010 11:07:45 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: rabscuttle385
This effeminate puke knows damn well that O'Bunga is going to be forced to scrap the NYC terror trials because of the public outcry. So, this "scrap the KSM deal and I'll stand with you" is a canard. It's Linda Graham's CYA smokescreen for turning traitor on conservatives and patriots all over this country who want this O'Bunga Communist Gateway Bill torched.

He should of course be voted out in November (or whenever he next comes up for re-election), but that alone isn't sufficiently punitive for the redress of his crimes against America, and his collusion with the O'Bunga Communist Cabal.

He should be deported to Venezuela or France, and forbidden ever to return to America. As should the whole stinking bunch of them.

;-/

19 posted on 03/07/2010 11:10:19 PM PST by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The first name fits.


20 posted on 03/07/2010 11:10:21 PM PST by DemonDeac
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To: rabscuttle385

Idiot.

Dupe.

TOOL.


21 posted on 03/07/2010 11:16:00 PM PST by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: PureSolace; netmilsmom; StarCMC; narses; murphE; Mjaye; GodGunsGuts; Momaw Nadon; savvyguy; ...
DIGG
22 posted on 03/07/2010 11:36:35 PM PST by jan in Colorado (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. --George Orwell.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I pray he is just using the “Keep your enemies closer” tactic...


23 posted on 03/07/2010 11:36:52 PM PST by Danae (Don't like our Constitution? Try living in a country with out one.)
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To: Gargantua

“This effeminate puke knows damn well that O’Bunga is going to be forced to scrap the NYC terror trials because of the public outcry. So, this “scrap the KSM deal and I’ll stand with you” is a canard. It’s Linda Graham’s CYA smokescreen for turning traitor on conservatives and patriots all over this country who want this O’Bunga Communist Gateway Bill torched.”

The biggest reason Grahamnesty is cutting this deal is because McCain is giving him his marching orders. That’s why. Behind the scene skullduggery.


24 posted on 03/07/2010 11:41:20 PM PST by flaglady47 (Dems days are numbered; it's Tea Party Time.....)
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To: karnage
Obozo would have to scrap the NY terror trial anyway. When your enemy is shooting himself in the foot,
Why would you assume they're enemies?
25 posted on 03/07/2010 11:47:55 PM PST by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: rabscuttle385

This time the north should force South Carolina to secede and seal the border until such time as they can grow up and stop sending heartless narcissistic scumbags to Congress who use trial balloons that insult the thousands of American dead over the last 9 years for political farce.


26 posted on 03/08/2010 12:00:53 AM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: Gargantua

Great post. I agree.


27 posted on 03/08/2010 12:29:52 AM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: Yehuda

He knows he’s toast in S. Carolina. The party has censured him twice, he’s doing horrible in polls.

This tells me he is simply planning on switching parties. He can’t get re-elected as a Pub but he may as a Dem.

Mark my words - he’s gonna jump; the scumbag.


28 posted on 03/08/2010 1:13:56 AM PST by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

What a dumbass. zero was going to drop the civilian trials anyway. Leave it to a *&$!#@$ pub to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory once again.


29 posted on 03/08/2010 1:33:48 AM PST by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: rabscuttle385

There is a mental disorder infecting the GOP it’s called RHINO


30 posted on 03/08/2010 2:59:51 AM PST by ronnie raygun (Cockblock the sock puppet in 2010)
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To: Gargantua

Unfortunately, they just gave him the nod in ‘08. We’re stuck with him a longo time.


31 posted on 03/08/2010 3:02:21 AM PST by Rastus
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To: Brytani

He can do more damage from within, and he isn’t up until 2014.


32 posted on 03/08/2010 3:03:33 AM PST by Rastus
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks Lindsey! Obama has stepped in it and it stinks! Now you have stepped in it too and now share the blame! I’m sure you can get your buddy Juan and maybe your “gang of 14” to stepp in it too! Screw you!


33 posted on 03/08/2010 3:06:04 AM PST by SWEETSUNNYSOUTH (Liberalism is a mental disease.)
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To: rabscuttle385

As God is my witness....I’ll never be partisan again

34 posted on 03/08/2010 3:13:23 AM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsay, as your fearless leader is so fond of reminding McRino, “Elections have consequences!” We in SC elected you to represent our conservative values. We did not vote for the more conservative democrat because a democrat is always a democrat first. I gotta say that based on your recent record, we would have gotten the same result. 2014 is coming, and you had better tweak your resume!


35 posted on 03/08/2010 3:21:48 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: liberateUS
2014 is coming, and you had better tweak your resume!

Why wait until 2014? Someone with so little principle as LG, someone who is so anxious to be liked by such paragons of corruption as the Democrats, has got to have some vulnerabilities that can be exploited in such a way as to drive him nuts or drive him from office.
36 posted on 03/08/2010 3:26:59 AM PST by aruanan
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To: rabscuttle385
The first, Senator Lindsey Graham (R) of South Carolina, is seen as the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans. He has promised to help Obama close the Guantánamo Bay detention facility if Obama gives up his plans of trying Mohammed and other sensitive terror suspects in a civilian court.

"I'll help you close what should never be closed if you promise not to hold the trial in a place it was never going to held," Goober Graham.
37 posted on 03/08/2010 3:29:56 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Yehuda

And Obama says, “uh-ok, thanks, I think.”


38 posted on 03/08/2010 3:33:08 AM PST by kempster
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To: rabscuttle385

Lindsey never misses and opportunity to jump on a democrat bandwagon.


39 posted on 03/08/2010 3:45:10 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you." - Steinbeck)
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To: Yehuda
“Obozo would have to scrap the NY terror trial anyway.” thats what I thought. Is Graham just plain STUPID?"

This way he gets to claim credit. It's right there in the article: "...the architect behind the Obama administration’s potential change in plans..."

He's trying to save Obama. None of Limbaugh's "I hope he fails!" for Lindsey.
40 posted on 03/08/2010 3:53:22 AM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast (Obama: running for re-election in '12 or running for Mahdi now? [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahdi])
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To: rabscuttle385

With ‘Republicans’ like the pansy Graham and the ‘hoarse whisperer’ McCain the party doesn’t have a chance of warding off a true revolution!


41 posted on 03/08/2010 3:55:47 AM PST by IbJensen (A Prayer for Obama (Ps 109.8): "Let his days be few; and let another take his position.")
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To: rabscuttle385

Whata butt boy.

Somebody needs to look in his closet.


42 posted on 03/08/2010 4:01:04 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Red Steel

2014. That’s when he’s up for re-election. SC does not have provisions for recall.

}:-)4


43 posted on 03/08/2010 4:13:44 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: rabscuttle385
"I'll stand behind you even!"


44 posted on 03/08/2010 4:16:07 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: JerseyHighlander

Before you rag too hard on South Carolina, remember who their other Senator is—Jim Demint. Also, I was there when Graham ran and won in 2002 and he ran as a conservative, with a conservative record (remember, he was one of the House managers for the Clinton impeachment). He didn’t get booted in 2008 because no big-name conservative ran against him in the primary. There’s a very good chance that he’s dead meat in ‘14.

}:-)4


45 posted on 03/08/2010 4:18:48 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: rabscuttle385; All

If there were any doubts over supporting J. D. Hayworth, this should dispel all of them. We’re stuck with ‘Lil Ms. Lindsey until 2014 and need to put the fear of God into him. The best way to do that is defeat McLame in the primary and elect J. D.


46 posted on 03/08/2010 4:40:54 AM PST by libstripper
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To: rabscuttle385

You just know someone has pictures, perhaps tucked someones a pair of socks,


47 posted on 03/08/2010 4:58:03 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: rabscuttle385

Off with his head!


48 posted on 03/08/2010 5:38:07 AM PST by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Grahm should keep his nose out of the Kenyans butt.

Let the Kenyan president try to have the trial in NYC.

Every NYC politician is against it. We won the Battle on this already, and now Grahm wants to negotiate it into a loss.

49 posted on 03/08/2010 6:05:27 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: rabscuttle385; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; Clintonfatigued; ...
This graphic says everything you need to know about this.

Limpy Lindsey strikes again.

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.


50 posted on 03/08/2010 6:12:39 AM PST by upchuck (Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.)
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