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."
Quite odd, comparing an Islamic terrorist with a crime that happened 40 fucking years ago.
I'm sure Manson is relishing his never ending job as America's boogieman of choice.
Also quite odd that the Attorney General is a psychic who can see Osama bin Laden's capture as it will occur at some undisclosed date in the future.
Unless he's already dead.
Of course, then that would mean the US government is filled with liars.
Everyone knows...snicker...that can't be true, eh?
Come to think of it, I guess the analogy isn't all that outre. Both Manson & Bin Laden are creations of right wing America. In Manson's case, it was the prison/industrial complex, while Bin Laden found his fondest inspiration from the military/industrial complex. Some would say that any attempt to differentiate the 2 "complexes" is nothing more than pointless hair splitting.
Then there's that strange family resemblance:
Then you have the neat way America has of making cultural icons out of mass murderers:
Then there's the much overlooked fact that neither man actually killed anyone. At least, anyone at the crime scenes that gave them their infamy.
Each man was smart enough to con others into doing the dirty work.
Hmmm...it isn't all that different from the good ol' U.S. 0f A., is it.
Conning poor saps to go & murder for them.
I don't know, I think Manson & Osama are fucking amateurs. No one creates mass murderers like Amerika. Just look at the enthusiasm this video inspired at UTube.
sexiekimi (1 year ago)
ive been in the military for 3 years and i still get amped every time i see this thing. i fucking love the army and my job. Hooah
CIAAGENT88 (1 year ago)
Semper Fidelis HURAAAAA
GOD BLESS THE US ARMY !!!!
bruntito34 (1 year ago)
USA! USA! USA!
kingco15thinf (2 years ago)
....this requires one word:
crazyJello (2 years ago)
I love the background music! US's Military Recruiting Commercials always have awesome back ground music!!
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futureusofficer (2 years ago)
I'm goin ROTC too, what school are you goin to?