Eric Holder – Mr. Due Process

Nearly a year ago, The New York Times published a piece they titled “A Move Back To Due Process” that led with this opening statement:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has served the cause of justice by reversing a noxious last-minute order by the Bush administration…

Granted, the cause there was immigration… nevertheless… I think you get The Gray Lady’s drift…

Yesterday, Mr. Due Process had this to say:

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.

Sigh.

What in hell is the point of trying terrorists in civil court when the man responsible for that decision is saying things like that?  If Osama Bin Laden is to be captured dead-or-dead… then why not let the military do its job and try these terrorists (or kill them outright) in the first place?

And where in hell are those who were so quick to charge Bush with every civil liberties breach? 

This whole thing has become a comedy…  actually, more like a tragedy.

We need grown-ups to lead us… not clowns… and Eric Holder is a clown.

Crossposted(*).

Health Care and The Democratic Death Knell
Pelosium - the heaviest element known to science