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Holder said yesterday that bin Laden "will never appear in an American courtroom." Matt Steinglass counters:

Call me an Islamofascist symp, but I rather like the idea of seeing the man put on trial in downtown Manhattan on 2,900-plus counts of first-degree murder. There must be some part of my brain that's still frozen in September 10th 2001 mode, because I just can't remember the chapter in American history where we apparently decided that criminal trials are some kind of favour we do for terrorists that proves we're postmodern multicultural cowards who lack confidence in our own civilisation, or whatever. Seems to me that if a trial was good enough for Adolf Eichmann and Saddam Hussein, it's good enough for Osama Bin Laden.

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