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May 15, 2009 8:43 PM

Obama war court decision backed by key GOP senator

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham praised President Barack Obama's decision to maintain a system of military tribunals for some detainees, saying it reflects the standards Graham originally advocated. Graham, a military lawyer who's served on active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he had three conversations with Obama since December about detainee issues. Graham helped draft the first Military Commissions Act.

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