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09/21/06--Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Senate Armed Services Chairman John W. Warner, R-Va. (background), and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., as they exit a meeting in Frist's office where they reached a deal on legislation that would set ground rules for the treatment and trial of detainees captured in the war on terror. No details were immediately available about the compromise, but the president said it Òpreserves the ... most potent tool we have in protecting America and foiling terrorist attacks, and that is the CIA program to question the worldÕs most dangerous terrorists and to get their secrets.Ó President Bush said the Òmeasure also creates military commissions that will bring these ruthless killers to justice.Ó The White House struck the deal after days of intensive bargaining with Senate Armed Services Chairman John W. Warner, R-Va., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The trio had lined up a majority of the Senate behind their view that Congress should not weaken U.S. adherence to the Geneva Conventions, lest others retaliate against Americans captured abroad. They also opposed the White House effort to allow terrorists to be tried, convicted and possibly sentenced to death based on classified evidence that they would not be allowed to see and challenge. Congressional Quarterly Photo by Scott J. Ferrell

09/21/06--Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., Senate Armed Services Chairman John W. Warner, R-Va. (background), and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., as they exit a meeting in Frist's office where they reached a deal on legislation that would set ground rules for the treatment and trial of detainees captured in the war on terror. No details were immediately available about the compromise, but the president said it Òpreserves the ... most potent tool we have in protecting America and...
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