U.S. Attorney General: Bin Laden Will Be Killed

Osama Bin LadenDoes anyone else think this is likely a precursor to Osama turning up dead before long? From the Washington Post:

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.”…

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  • PROPAGANDADESTROYER

    lol, a “mass murderer like charles manson”? lol charlie didnt kill anyone though, and neither did osama if were referring to 911. they “conspired” at the most. ehhhh, and there are signs and evidence pointing to osama being dead for years now. like the whole cia hospital thing. hes never even been on the most wanted list, BECAUSE THERES NO EVIDENCE. im tired of this propaganda. people are waking up to all this bullshit. ooohh osama the boogy man….. he is a masterwork of propaganda.

  • iphlogiston

    The man was supposedly on dialysis. I'm willing to bet that a good stiff breeze knocking him over would kill him at this point.

  • ebwolf

    Osama Bin Laden: the Least Most Wanted Man in the World.

  • http://WWW.SUPERRAWHEALTHFOODS.COM/ LANCE

    LETS STOP THE DAMN KILLING AND START BEING PEACEFUL!!! OR ELSE THIS SHIT WILL NEVER END!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://WWW.SUPERRAWHEALTHFOODS.COM/ LANCE

    LETS STOP THE DAMN KILLING AND START BEING PEACEFUL!!! OR ELSE THIS SHIT WILL NEVER END!!!!!!!!!!!!

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