While I seriously disagree with that statement - America is always the first to stand in the face of disaster and tryanny (until recently) - Holder's statement shows what those on the left not only believe, but what they wish to be true.
Take the Benghazi scandal as an example. Someone issued a "stand down" order that resulted in Americans being murdered. Those on the left - including Panetta, Hillary Clinton and Obama - believe that was the right decision because had we sent in help, "other American lives could have been lost."
That is the cowards outlook. America, however, has NEVER left its people behind without a fight! But liberals believe we should. They believe it is more important to run and hide than to stand and fight.
Those on the left say other lives MIGHT HAVE been lost. MIGHT HAVE!!! Again, that is how cowards look at any fight. They do not even think that maybe, just maybe, instead of LOSING more lives we might have SAVED lives. That never occurs to them. Again, cowards on the left. What if instead of landing at Normandy we had instead decided to stay home, for fear that American lives would be lost? What if, on 9/11 the First Responders had decided to just stand back and watch, for fear of losing their lives?
Eric Holder is true to the liberal line of thinking. It is he and his kind, not America, who are the cowards. Hell, they are even afraid to tell the truth about anything!