July 20, 2006

Kicking And Screaming

The new plan for Guantanamo trials doesn't sound much better than the old plan:
Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who want to base the new rules on the military code of justice that would significantly expand detainees' rights, dodged questions on whether they were satisfied with the White House approach.

"We'll be having more discussions," McCain said...

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner, whose panel will be key in crafting the legislation, said the White House proposal was "a work in progress."

"You'll find, I think, a blending of the UCMJ (Uniformed Code of Military Justice) and the commission principles," Warner said. The Virginia Republican said there would likely be a "whole separate new part of the code written to provide a means to render justice."

... Arizona Republican Sen Jon Kyl said the White House was now united "behind an approach". but declined to describe it.


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