So let me see if I get this right, an American jury was willing to put to death Timothy McVay a home-grown terrorist over the Oklahoma City Bombing, but another American jury was not willing to do the same to confessed foreign born al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui in the 9/11 case. That doesn’t make sense to me. 168 people died in Oklahoma City as a result of the terrorist attack on April 19, 1995. Nearly 3,000 died when four commercial passenger jet airliners were hijacked and then crashed on September 11, 2001. And we won’t even talk about the financial devestations that it cause to so many families, companies, never mind the City of New York and the rest of the nation.
Now look, I am not an advocate of the death penalty, but when someone has so much hate in their heart that they would choose to take part in a plan that cause thousands of death, never mind destroy the livelihood of so many people, they deserve death. Definitely not life at the tax payers’ expense. Particularly, as the evidence clearly stacked up against him and yes – even at the risk of him becoming a martyr.