Attorney General Eric Holder keeps lowering my opinion of him with every utterance from his mouth. For example yesterday's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
Comparing Osama bin Laden to Charles Manson. If I was Charles Manson, I would be filing suit in federal court against Holder for defamation.
On the question of will we ever capture Osama bin Laden alive. Holder told the distinguished members that Osama bin Laden would be killed by his own people if capture was imminent. Or that Osama bin Laden would be killed by US/Allied forces. Talk about a maroon, we pulled Saddam Hussein out a hold in the ground, ala rabbit in the hat, alive and got several hundred others cooling their heels at Gitmo. So I fail to understand how Holder can say bin Laden wound die if we tried to capture him. Unless the Obama administration uses a JDAM off a Predator to make bin Laden shake off his mortal coil. Then Holder would be right.
But worse of all, Holder is still clinging to the delusion we can send some Gitmo attendees to US criminal courts while others are packed off to a military tribunal. If the perp still has US citizenship, I can see the chance of tossing the perp into the criminal courts. But if Ali bint Bedliner is scarfed up on the battlefield without Geneva ID or recognized uniform, then Ali is an enemy combatant and needs to be handled by a military tribunal. There is no case-by-case as Holder implies. They are either goats or pit-bulls.