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AP: Key Republican Backs Detainee Trial Plan
Key Republican Backs Detainee Trial Plan

By ANNE PLUMMER FLAHERTY

WASHINGTON Sep 7, 2006 (AP) A leading House Republican on defense
matters aligned himself Thursday with President Bush's new plan for trying
terror war suspects, saying the proposed military commissions must allow
the government to protect intelligence sources.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,
also called on the process to be done "fairly, swiftly and conclusively."

"While we need to provide basic fairness in our prosecutions, we must
preserve the ability of our warfighters to operate effectively on the
battlefield," Hunter, R-Calif., said during a hearing.

-snip-

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he would like to take up
the bill on the Senate floor as soon as possible, leaving open the door
for a vote on the measure before lawmakers break at the end of the month
for election campaigning.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2405047
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