Holder: Osama bin Laden won't be taken alive | National | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle Let's deal with reality, Holder said. Bin Laden will never appear in an American courtroom. Pressed further on that point, Holder said: The possibility of catching him alive is infinitesimal." No, he's going to die of old age or his dialysis machine will fall over on him. I fail to see where terrorists have the same rights under the Constitution as an American citizen. First off, they are classified as enemy combatants, they are NOT citizens, they haven't paid taxes, they've committed heinous crimes against the masses. Does Holder have a law degree? Charles Manson was at least a citizen, entitled to due process, etc. Also, regarding KSM; how often does a judge in a criminal court continue with a trial when there has been a confession? I'm really curious. A person who had no rights before committing a crime should not be given the rights after the commission of the crime, and if that is the case, then the justice system has just lost something for me.