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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Moussaoui Gets Life

I can't say that I'm all that surprised. The reaction across a lot of blogs has been that of outrage - many are vexed that he didn't get the death penalty - I can't help but feel the same way. Like I said in my comment over at Wizbang, I would have loved nothing more than a firing squad to light his ass up like a Fourth of July display using rocket launchers as the matches. But anything like that is not going to happen, short of a little "prison justice".

What I will say is that, in the face of the government almost losing on the basis of a mistrial from stupid mistakes, Moussaoui getting anything is a miracle. Some are already settling for "at least he doesn't get to be a martyr". Yeah, its technically true, but it doesn't change the fact that a lot of people want him to die - myself included.

He'll likely spend the rest of his miserable life in solitary confinement, with all correspondence being carefully monitored - hopefully a lot of it never making its way to him. Finally, when it gets to be just a little too much for him to handle - what, with no human contact, let alone sympathy - maybe he'll find a way to do take care of it himself?

Dark thinking, to be sure, but one can't help but indulge in just a little of it today when you think of what could - and should - have been.