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Was -- cars -- I had to be held as an enemy combatants in this crime a group of top Republican lawmakers are saying that he should not be tried as a common criminal.
Among them is South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham is one of the leaders of those asking for this he joins me now live.
On the phone senator Graham good morning welcome back to the program good -- this this morning.
Thank you congratulations to although law enforcement.
And intelligence officials and -- -- well Boston's -- It's been tough but on but the second phase of this is about -- -- and we need to keep it right.
Yeah indeed we need to get it right and and you have basically come out to say.
That what happened in Boston on Monday.
Was it clear attempt to kill Americans.
-- and to terrorize people on a major American city explain to folks at home who -- you know.
-- may want clarification on what the differences in what you're discussing in the way he should be held.
And what some others might feel should be the course of action.
Well originally wanted to capture him alive if -- find out about this attack and further remarks he trained with this anymore.
What connections to international kills -- clearly -- before article all -- more on the Jihad mission.
And are being future attacks coming our way the reason you want to capture terrorist.
Find out about what other terrorist -- -- Under criminal law in the United States.
If you capture sit -- and are not sufficient.
Are you have to read them their Miranda -- there's a public safety exception.
That allows you about 48 hours -- there -- bomb.
Maybe admit it but -- that.
Under the -- war and enemy combatant someone to take up arms against the country including an American it.
Can be held controller can be having her husband without my own warming harm body anymore -- The best way to get information from this -- suspect.
It's -- initially -- him as the enemy combatant but cultures but here and it -- jailed.
But there's so they cherish the fact that a comment Brian and we don't have to reading -- -- -- right in thirty days she would be presented.
Before federal judge and the judge could repeat the case big big government and regarding enemy -- -- -- -- encouraging this administration.
Please do not -- him tomorrow night you have under our statutes -- Supreme Court cases.
Ample authority to hold him as an enemy combatant to gather intelligence about what may be coming our way and.
Each -- you know I think a lot of people that there's great relief obviously in Boston today.
But I think a lot of people are very concerned about what might be to com.
Whether it would be simply inspired by these actions or whether there might be some sort of connection we really we don't know the answer to that question yet do we -- -- Well it's impossible the plane down tomorrow night to gather the information.
-- ask its questions that this suspect.
We should be combing the world for information or -- they Carol.
It will take weeks before are ready to do it could intervene and have been a military order for thirty years.
The law of armed conflict there's a topic that the grand national security.
GOP tried in federal court -- but American citizen I'm not worried about -- two years from now.
We're gonna try this -- I'm worried about forty bottom.
And the moment you provide legal -- helpful on the criminal law you -- demolished the ability to collect intelligence.
One more question for you because a lot of what you just cited in terms of Supreme Court decisions and a lot it's on the bucks falls under the law of war.
-- there's been a lot of ambiguity.
About whether or not we are currently.
In a war on terror in this country.
-- talked to me about your feelings on that oil and whether or not you consider that to be the case and the people bought.
Radical jihadist are trying their best -- here at home.
Every day we faced little actual article.
-- -- coming to our backyards.
They're trying to radicalize American citizens.
But do you think it really in any administration see it that way as well and do you think it will treat this case that way they got a lot of criticism for the way that they -- -- -- -- forehead.
-- does this administration consider us to be in a war on terror here at home now.
If state -- they'll be making a mistake that wolf follow us.
Our ears to come you don't want to concern about al-Qaeda.
-- radical jihadist in general -- radicalized American citizen and create.
In your own homeland any terrorist state -- in terms of legal right out believe or or radical Islam.
They're trying to get back -- -- -- both in the other place on the planet.
And we have a walls and -- You deal with enemy combatants if there's got it properly restore just -- and working for the mafia.
Skinner tried to kill as many innocent Americans as possible -- shattered -- -- Ticking bombs out of a car by god they were or what thus we do need to be at war.
-- in our -- is a little are lost and all I'm suggesting.
Is that he's the walls syndrome but both stable allow -- to -- -- as truly as a terrorist enemy combatant.
But we can gather intelligence.
If you don't believe for war.
And it's people in our government do not act that way we're gonna get hit again and again and again we need to fight back.
Senator Graham thank you so much.
For being with us this morning and would hope to talk to you more on this as this whole story -- -- we know you have a very strong voice on it.
-- we appreciate you speaking minister.
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