The Washington Times - May 2, 2011, 04:14PM

Sen. Lindsay Graham, like most American political leaders, congratulated the Obama administration Monday for bringing Osama bin Laden to justice, but he questioned the decision to dump the 9/11 mastermind’s dead body at sea.

“I know the Geneva Convention very well but this is a circumstance where I believe it’s not a violation of the convention, it would be in our national interests to make a case, documented case, that this was Osama bin Laden, he is dead. I think that would be a smart thing to do, and have it rolled out in a sensitive way, but prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, and some people still won’t believe it,” the South Carolina Republican said in a Fox News radio interview Monday.


The senator also was curious about the idea that the United States was under any obligation to handle the terror leader’s remains in accordance with Islamic practice, as has been reported.

“This idea of disposing the body within 24 hours because of tradition bothers me a bit because we will be under attack as to whether or not it really was him. And I’m not so sure that was a wise move, I’d like to hear more about that. I think that may have been sensitivity taken too far,” he said.