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Holder: Bin Laden Will Never Face Trial

From those champions of justice at the Associated Press:


Holder: Osama bin Laden will never face US trial

By Devlin Barrett, Associated Press Writer Tue Mar 16

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that Osama bin Laden will never face trial in the United States because he will not be captured alive.

In testy exchanges with House Republicans, the attorney general compared terrorists to mass murderer Charles Manson and predicted that events would ensure "we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden" not to the al-Qaida leader as a captive.

Holder sternly rejected criticism from GOP members of a House Appropriations subcommittee, who contend it is too dangerous to put terror suspects on trial in federal civilian courts as Holder has proposed.

The attorney general said it infuriates him to hear conservative critics complain that terrorists would get too many rights in the court system.

Terrorists in court "have the same rights that Charles Manson would have, any other kind of mass murderer," the attorney general said. "It doesn’t mean that they’re going to be coddled, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to be treated with kid gloves."

The comparison to convicted killer Manson angered Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, who said it showed the Obama administration doesn’t understand the American public’s desire to treat terrorists as wartime enemies, not criminal defendants.

"My constituents and I just have a deep-seated and profound philosophical difference with the Obama administration," Culberson said.

Holder, his voice rising, charged that Culberson’s arguments ignored basic facts about the law and the fight against terrorists.

"Let’s deal with reality," Holder said. "The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom."

Pressed further on that point, Holder said: "The possibility of catching him alive is infinitesimal. He will be killed by us or he will be killed by his own people so he can’t be captured by us."

We suspect Mr. Holder could be so sanguine in his prediction because he knows that Mr. Bin Laden is long since dead. Though, of course, this cannot be publicly admitted, since Mr. Obama chided President Bush for so long about not capturing him.

By the way, have you noticed that more than a year later, Mr. Obama still hasn’t captured or killed Mr. Bin Laden, either?

Still, isn’t it amusing to see the top law enforcement officer of the land go from worrying about terrorists’ civil rights to calling for their summary execution on the battlefield and joking about reading Miranda rights to their corpses?

Coincidentally, a recent Democrat poll recommended that the administration ‘act’ tougher on terrorism:

The pollsters said to improve Democrats’ standing on national security, they need to develop a stronger narrative on terrorism, and stress toughness and results

Who says the Obama people don’t follow the polls?

Still, there is now at least one thing that Charles Manson and Bin Laden do have in common, along with Khalid Sheik Mohammed.

They were all pronounced guilty before their trials by high ranking administration officials.

As we have noted before, Mr. Nixon inadvertently pronounced Mr. Manson guilty. Before quickly retracting his statement.

(Thanks to Rusty Shackleford for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, March 17th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Holder: Bin Laden Will Never Face Trial”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    AG Holder consults his crystal ball.

    From the AP:

    Holder: Osama bin Laden will never face US trial

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100317/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/us_holder_terror_trials

    By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer Devlin Barrett, Associated Press Writer – 23 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress on Tuesday that Osama bin Laden will never face trial in the United States because he will not be captured alive.

    And…….he knows this, how?

    In testy exchanges with House Republicans, the attorney general compared terrorists to mass murderer Charles Manson and predicted that events would ensure “we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden” not to the al-Qaida leader as a captive.

    Yes, Charles Manson was evil, but not on the scale of bin Laden who has claimed jihad against the US, which, for the people in Rio Linda means “war”.

    Holder sternly rejected criticism from GOP members of a House Appropriations subcommittee, who contend it is too dangerous to put terror suspects on trial in federal civilian courts as Holder has proposed.

    The attorney general said it infuriates him to hear conservative critics complain that terrorists would get too many rights in the court system.

    Well, then perhaps we can complain that the AG is inept, stupid and self-serving, not to mention a puppet of the Blammo agenda…..

    Terrorists in court “have the same rights that Charles Manson would have, any other kind of mass murderer,” the attorney general said. “It doesn’t mean that they’re going to be coddled, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to be treated with kid gloves.”

    Nope, but what it DOES mean is that the penalties are significantly different than trial in military court and, again, Manson hadn’t declared war on the US. He was just a freakshow nutjob with a screw loose. Bin Laden is not necessarily crazy. He has declared himself leader of a faction of people who have declared war on the United States. How hard can it be?

    The comparison to convicted killer Manson angered Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas, who said it showed the Obama administration doesn’t understand the American public’s desire to treat terrorists as wartime enemies, not criminal defendants.

    ………

    “Let’s deal with reality,” Holder said. “The reality is that we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden. He will never appear in an American courtroom.”

    Yes, let’s deal with reality. I have never read such a stupid statement in my life. “Reading Miranda rights to a corpse” Or is it “corps”….I dunno. The whole sentence defies logic and again, how are you so certain that he will be never taken alive?

    Pressed further on that point, Holder said: “The possibility of catching him alive is infinitesimal. He will be killed by us or he will be killed by his own people so he can’t be captured by us.”

    I’m sure Holder is basing this on his (or Obama’s) extensive military experience.

    I have to laugh that in the last several months, the loose lefties in our government just can’t seem to avoid standing on the mountaintop and declaring the future.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    These people…..I tell ya’. Eric Holder couldn’t even bring himself to charge the Black Panthers carrying sticks with voter intimidation…

    “In testy exchanges with House Republicans, the attorney general compared terrorists to mass murderer Charles Manson and predicted that events would ensure “we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden” not to the al-Qaida leader as a captive.”

    1. There is a fundamental difference between Bin Laden and Manson? Can you guess? 1. Is a citizen of the United States, afforded Miranda Rights and due process. The other is not a citizen, never paid into our system, and our laws do not extend to him–period!

    2. You would not even need to read Miranda Rights to a copse, as that corpse is not a U.S. citizen. The fact that he would even bother to suggest this in even a silly way, shows how incompetent he really is.

    I wonder if the liberals have furiously scraped off their “Where’s Bin Laden?” bumper stickers once Obama became president? I know I saw a lot of liberals scraping off, “Forget Bin Laden, Where’s Saddam?”

    • Right of the People says:

      “These people…..I tell ya’. Eric Holder couldn’t even bring himself to charge the Black Panthers carrying sticks with voter intimidation…”

      Mithrandir,

      The operative word there is Black. What do you want to bet if they had been Klan members standing in front of a polling place instead they they’d be in a supermax prison at this very moment?

      I still believe in the old Special Forces motto from ‘Nam, “F*ck it, kill them all, let God sort them out.” That can be updated to “F*ck it, kill them all, let Allah sort them out.” for our purposes.

  3. proreason says:

    Could Holder be trained to run a piece of heavy machinery or write computer software?

    Not likely.

    There’s a minimum IQ below which you can’t do it.

    Watch his eyes cloud up whenever anyone asks him a question for which he hasn’t memorized an answer.

    Even if the policies were perfect, the country would be in grave danger with people this stupid running it:

    – Holder
    – Pelosi
    – Reid
    – Maxine Waters
    – the Slaughter woman
    – Kerry
    – and these are just the ones who aren’t embarrased to make spectacles of themselves

    They are mentally deficient by any standard. And stupid people become very vengeful when their stupidity is revealed

  4. canary says:

    Does Holder know of some order to shoot Bin Laden dead if he’s found? Wouldn’t it be better to find Osama Bin Laden in hole, to have the body of evidence.
    I think Pelosi & Holdier actually believe their own b.s.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    I don’t want Osama to stand trial.

    It’s Obama I want to stand trial.

    Osama you can give a napalm enema and light him up. Obama on the other hand …. has to pay. A lot. For the rest of his life making big rocks into little rocks.

  6. Tater Salad says:

    Bin Laden will never face trial with Eric Holder as AG and Barack Obama as President is a very true statement. The facts here already known and why. Did the Black Panthers face indictment during the election for intimidation…….No! Did Acorn ever go to court? No! Obama and Marxism go hand in hand!

  7. Tater Salad says:

    Bin Laden will never face trial with Eric Holder as AG and Barack Obama as President is a very true statement. The facts here are already known and why. Did the Black Panthers face indictment during the election for intimidation…….No! Did Acorn ever go to court? No! Obama and Marxism go hand in hand!

  8. Reality Bytes says:

    Ladies & gentlemen of ju-ju-ju JURY….my cousin vinny’s got nuthin on this guy! What an idiot.

  9. artboyusa says:

    Comrade Workers and Peasants!

    Greetings from the Office of Eric Holder, Minister of Justice and State Prosecuter!

    Comrades! I greet you in revolutionary solidarity! Hail the glorious Workers and Peasants! Hail Chairman Obama! Hail our Glorious Revolution!

    Comnrades, our Glorious Revolution is in danger! Spies, wreckers and members of the Palinite fringe lurk like rats and cockroaches in the shadows, awaiting their chance to despoil the rich harvest of our Glorious Revolution with the fecal droppings of treason!

    These diseased rats seek to twist my words and make me appear foolish and lacking in judgement! They seek to throw sand in the eyes of the glorious Workers and Peasants and infect their minds with the disease of Doubt!

    Some of these wreckers even treat me, Eric Holder, as a figure of fun and contempt! There is nothing funny about Eric Holder!

    As Minister of Justice I vow to destroy these counter revolutionaries and make them tremble and wail on the waterboard of American vengeance! Hail the waterboard of justice!

    Comrades! Be vigilant! Listen carefully to the conversations of family members and workers at your rolling mill or collective farm! Record their words carefully and report any wrong thought to your Block Leader at once! Let no treasonous thought or whisper go unreported, especially any which seek to discredit the intellectual capacity of me, Eric Holder, Minister of Justice!

    Hail the Revolution! Hail the Workers and Peasants! Hail Chairman Obama! Hail me, Eric Holder!

    Eric Holder
    Minister of Justice and State Prosecuter

  10. Reality Bytes says:

    I see! Holder takes on the “Stuttering” Defense! Brilliant. From “My Cousin Vinnie” At Holder’s Justice, truth indeed is stranger than fiction at least.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWtTUrJQehw

  11. GetBackJack says:

    Heh Heh

    Excellent, RB


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