Thread: McCain, Lieberman Attempt to Ban Civilian Trials for 'Enemy Combatants'

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    Two senators from opposite sides of the political aisle are set to unveil sweeping legislation that will prevent "enemy combatants" from being Mirandized, Fox News has learned.

    The legislation by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., would result in banning all civilian trials for terror suspects who have been classified as enemy combatants and forcing their cases into military commissions.

    The bill 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 states.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., expressed reservations about the bill, saying he "understands what John and Joe are trying to do." But the former military lawyer added, "I just don't feel comfortable with it. There is a role for the civilian courts to play."
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    I'm not entirely sure this is a good idea in EVERY case, convince me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I'm not entirely sure this is a good idea in EVERY case, convince me.
    Lindsey Graham has questions about it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Lindsey Graham has questions about it....
    I believe all three of these guys to be good and honorable men. I can't wait until they are unseated by CONSERVATIVES!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    I believe all three of these guys to be good and honorable men. I can't wait until they are unseated by CONSERVATIVES!
    What do you think of the bill?
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    Clearly they are trying to play up to public opinion on this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Clearly they are trying to play up to public opinion on this issue.
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    I think it's a sticky issue. I'm generally not a fan of blanket policies. There is always going to be a grey area that gets ignored.

    But, I do think that this would be better then doing it the other way.
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