Thursday, May 04, 2006

Final Verdict on Terrorist Attacks

RCP: Jury Made the Right Call
WSJ: They Should Have Killed Him

As usual Peggy Noonan, who knows well how to present a conservative argument, does not know what she is talking about.

It is not a matter of vengeance. Murder can never be avenged, it can only be answered.

What is an answer to murder if not vengeance? There are many reasons why the application of the death penalty would have been the wrong sentence to impose on this felon. One, his desire for fame, is explained for the millionth time in the piece by Harrop. However, the most important reason is that the punishment handed down in this case demonstrates that just as killing is fundamentally the wrong thing to do, showing mercy, while still holding the guilty accountable, is the right thing to do.


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