Absolutely Adequate wrote:Although it's counterintuitive, the death penalty costs more. So stop claiming otherwise.
Bullet to the head would solve that problem. We waste way, way too much money to give a painless death to those, who in most cases, gave someone else a very painful death.
Absolutely Adequate wrote:Andrew Sullivan:
A vile human being. I oppose the death penalty, but if I had to make an exception, it would be him. That said, I wasn't on the jury, didn't hear all the evidence, and the system gives them the power to decide such a sentence. The silver lining is that we do not make this monster a martyr. The rule of law was followed; our society allows even this murderous religious fanatic due process. In that sense, Moussaoui got this wrong as he has gotten everything else wrong. He lost. America won. And the fight against him and his allies continues.
Sullivan's wrong. We didn't win anything. There is not a single positive that came from this decision, that wouldn't have come had the jury decided to give the death penalty like they should have. Not one.
I'll skip the small ways in which America lost, and go straight to the number one problem. Not only has Bush shown what a wimpy country America has become with the way he handled Osama, Afghanistan, Saddam, and Iraq, but now the American citizens have proven how weak stomached America is. A terrorist who had something to do with the attacks on the trade towers, didn't get the death penalty? Are you freaking kidding me? 50 years ago this wouldn't have been an issue at all. Death penalty. No question or doubt about it. However, since the country managed to put on a skirt and lose it's stones somewhere, we really don't need to broadcast that fact to the rest of the world. Unfortunately, we just keep showing that we have absolutely no idea how to defend a nation. It's quite pathetic , and best if I quit typing before I really say what's on my mind.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....