RNC Statement on Obama's Comments on Osama bin Laden

Posted: Jun 19, 2008 8:25 AM
Chairman of the 2008 Victory Jewish Coalition, Rep. Eric Cantor released the following statement today:  

“Yesterday we saw Senator Obama assert habeas corpus rights for Osama bin Laden and today he seems to have ruled out capital punishment if he is captured alive and tried, saying that we should not ‘make him into a martyr.’

“Senator Obama needs to explain why he is arguing that Osama bin Laden should have the habeas rights and privileges of American citizens, and further why bin Laden should be exempt from the death penalty for his vicious attacks.”