Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Fallout From US Attorney General's Comments On Osama Bin Laden And 9/11 Trials Continues

Holder on Osama: We’ll Be Reading Miranda Rights to His Corpse -- Wall Street Journal

Well, we still don’t know the details on the trial for Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged 9/11 mastermind, but U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has a pretty good idea of what the Justice Department would do to Osama bin Laden were U.S. forces to find him: not all that much, because bin Laden won’t be captured. He’ll be killed.

That’s what Holder told Congress on Tuesday. Click here for the WaPo article; here for the National Law Journal article.

In exchanges with Republicans on the a House budget subcommittee that the WaPo called “testy” (big surprise there, eh?), Holder predicted that at the end of the day “we will be reading Miranda rights to the corpse of Osama bin Laden,” not to bin Laden as a prisoner.

During the hearing, Holder also made clear that he still doesn’t know what’s to become of KSM.

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More News On US Attorney General Eric Holder's Comments On Bin Laden And 9/11 Trials

Holder: Bin Laden Unlikely to Be Captured Alive - -ABC News
Attorney general: Bin Laden won't be caught alive -- Washington Post
Holder: Bin Laden capture seen unlikely -- Washington Times
Eric Holder: US does not expect to capture Osama bin Laden alive -- Christian Science Monitor
Bin Laden will never face US trial, be caught alive: Holder -- AFP
Holder: Osama bin Laden will never face US trial -- AP
Osama will never be caught alive: US -- One India
Trying Osama -- The Economist

Holder: 'Weeks away' from decision on 9/11 trial -- AP
Holder defends criminal trials for 9/11 suspects -- Reuters
Holder Still Supports Criminal Trials for Alleged 9/11 Plotters -- New York Magazine
Holder: 9/11 Trial Decision "Weeks" Away -- NBC New York
Testy Holder Defends Civilian Trials for Terror Suspects -- Main Justice

Liz Cheney group to Eric Holder: 'We're at war' -- Politico
Is Eric Holder a dope? -- Power Line
Terrorists should be tried in court -- David Frakt, CNN

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