|00:00:00||I AGREE THAT 1032, 1031, THE COMPROMISE LANGUAGE ABOUT STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY TO DETAIN AND MILITARY DETENTION IS A PRESUMPTION, HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CHOICE OF VENUE.|
|00:00:14||THERE ARE PEOPLE ON MY SIDE, WOULD YOU AGREE, SENATOR LEVIN, THAT ARE CHOMPING AT THE BIT FOR PREVENTING CIVILIAN COURTS TO BE USED IN CIVILIAN CASES.|
|00:00:30||WELL, I AM OF THE VIEW THAT WE ARE OVERLY CRIMINALIZING THE WAR, BUT I DON'T WANT TO ADOPT THAT POLICY, SO THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS LANGUAGE THAT HAS ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH HOW YOU TRY SOMEBODY AND WHAT HAVE VENUE YOU PICK.|
|00:00:49||I'M IN THE CAMP -- I THINK YOU ARE, TOO, SENATOR LEVIN -- OF AN ALL-THE-ABOVE APROAVMENT AND I AM PROUD OF OUR CIVILIAN COURTS AND I AM PROUD OF OUR MILITARY COURTS.|
|00:00:57||YOU AYOU AND I ARE PROBABLY NOT NO THE BEST POSITION TO DETERMINE THAT.|
|00:01:03||LET'S LET THE EXPERTS DO|
Mr. GRAHAM. Not only would I agree that 1032 and 1031--the compromise language about statement of authority to detain and military detaining as a presumption--has nothing to do with the choice of venue, there are people on my side who are champing at the bit to prohibit civilian courts from being used in al-Qaida-driven cases; is the Senator familiar with that?