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GOP Sen. Graham: “We Cannot Set Aside The Rule Of Law In A Time Of War”…

From the December 18 Edition of "Face the Nation":

Sen. GRAHAM: I want people who made the legal decision that he didn't have to go to the court come and tell us why. And they may be right. I'm not prejudging their legal analysis.

Mr. FRIEDMAN: You want to see the attorney general. You want to...

Sen. GRAHAM: I want to see the statute. I want to see the executive order. Whatever legal authority was used, I want someone to explain to me how it justified not going to a court that was set up for this very purpose. And there may be reason and we are at war and I applaud the president for being aggressive. But we cannot set aside the rule of law in a time of war because that's what we're fighting for in Iraq, for them to follow the law, not an outcome. I don't want an outcome-based process in Iraq. I want something they've never had--protections for everybody.