re: Importance of the Military Commissions Act

It is critically important to have this legislation in place. I think the compromise that has been worked out is one that will allow us to vigorously do what has to be done to deal with the detainees and others, and to do it in a matter consistent with American values and standards. I think we have worked out a tremendous compromise. Senators McCain, Graham, and Chairman Warner are dear friends I have great respect for. I think they’ve worked out a good deal here.