WASHINGTON – What would the government do if Osama bin Laden, an FBI most-wanted terrorist for more than a decade, were captured?
Washington is abuzz about questions whether bin Laden would ever see the inside of an American courtroom or where he might be imprisoned if he doesn't stand trial. The discussion, which on Wednesday bounced from Capitol Hill to the White House, is still mostly an academic exercise because there is no suggestion that the government is any closer to finding or capturing bin Laden, believed to be hiding in Pakistan.
For years, President Barack Obama's administration has maintained that criminal courts were more than equipped to handle even the most serious terror cases, but when faced with that question Wednesday during a Senate hearing, CIA Director Leon Panetta said the administration probably would just send bin Laden to the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
The perfect poetic justice would be a young Jewish PFC from Manhatten finding him in a cave, kneecapping him with a pair of 5.56s and a shot to the guts, and watching him writhe in pain before reporting his impending death to his redneck platoon sergeant who would liberally rub bacon grease all over him just before beheading him with a dull bayonet.
I'm just sayin'.........