Skip to comments.Eric Holder: Osama bin Laden won't be brought in alive
Posted on 03/16/2010 5:13:53 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Holder: Osama bin Laden won't be brought in alive By: Josh Gerstein March 16, 2010 05:28 PM EDT
Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional panel Tuesday that the question of reading Osama bin Laden his Miranda rights is absurd because he wont be brought in alive.
Lets deal with reality, Holder said. Youre talking about a hypothetical that will never occur. We will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Obama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom. Thats the reality .He will be killed by us or he will be killed by his own people, so hes not captured by us. We know that.
Holders comments came during a hearing where Holder and a Republican congressman debated whether bin Laden and notorious killer Charles Manson deserved the same legal rights.
During a House appropriations subcommittee hearing, Holder invoked Manson to counter Republican arguments that the administration wanted to stage civilian trials that would give alleged 9/11 plotters the same Constitutional rights afforded to the average American.
These defendants, many of whom are charged with murder, would be treated just like any other murder defendants, Holder said with evident exasperation. The comparison .the question is: Are they being treated the way any other murderer would be? They have the same rights Charles Manson would have.
While Holder thought the Manson comparison would make Americans feel more comfortable with the idea of civilian trials for terrorism suspects, Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) disagreed and sensed an opening.
Osama bin Laden, in your opinion, has the same rights as Charles Manson? a dubious Culberson asked.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Yeah, and the Dems thought Saddam Hussein would not be brought in alive either.
A misdirection, and not even a very clever one.
He won’t ever be brought in.
“Speak softly and carry a big stick” has turned into “Talk S**t and carry a feather.”
They will have to dig all of the rock off of him at Tora Bora first.
So...Holder is now the tough guy after playing the ACLU puss for a year ?
I thought we weren’t talking about Massa and the Democrat “tickle fights” anymore......LOL
Bush got pummelled for saying “dead or alive”. This crew gets a pass for saying “dead or deader”. This is of course absurd coming from an administration that thinks waterboarding is torture - like we are supposed to believe they will kill Osama. Clinton had the chance and blinked
When will Eric Holder be “brought in”?
Its a low risk routine at that, especially because OBL has been dead for years.
First PROVE that Osama *is* alive.
Affirmative action marxist.
Manson didn’t have the right to subpoena classified information.
In a round about way, Holder is saying its better for us to not take these guys prisoner. Bin Ladin isn’t going to turn our system into a mockery, not because we’ll handle it in Guantanamo with a military hangman, not because Holder knows how to properly handle such a trial, but because we won’t take him alive. While probably true, it evades the question. Obviously, he’s saying to avoid a public kangaroo trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, to avoid letting Holder’s band of clowns try him, we ought to have killed him where we found him.
Holder is admitting that he has no business being AG.
Has Osama hired Holder to speak for him?
I have thought for a long time that Osama bin Laden is dead.
Exactly. The Obamists spent the last 8 years complaining about Guantanamo and military tribunals. And now we find that their solution is to not take prisoners.
Dang. If only they had said that from the beginning.
So he’s talking assassination squads? (half sarcastically)
Wobering what the DOPE would say about Saddam Hussein before he was caught “ALIVE” and pleaded for Mercy like the Coward he was???? Mr. Holder never stops demonstrating his total lack of “Common Sense!” Bet the DOPE would have said the same thing about KSM before he was taken alive too! Now the DOPE wants to give KSM a Show Trial in Manhattan right next to his Atrocities!