Bin Laden will never receive his full rights

Washington is still the greatest rogue in the village:

Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden will never face trial in the United States because he will not be captured alive, Attorney General Eric Holder told lawmakers on Tuesday.

During a heated exchange with Republican congressmen, Holder predicted that “we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden” rather than to the US public enemy number one in captivity.

“Let’s deal with reality,” the attorney general added. Bin Laden “will never appear in an American courtroom.”

Holder reacted angrily to Republican critics who say the attorney general’s proposal to try terror suspects in US federal civilian courts would put Americans at risk.

“They have the same rights that a Charles Manson would have, any other kind of mass murderer,” he told a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

Text and images ©2024 Antony Loewenstein. All rights reserved.

Site by Common