Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The absurdity of it all

Thanks to Talk Left (and to my friend Hedda for pointing this out to me):

John Farmer, former attorney general of New Jersey and a death penalty supporter, had this to say about the U.S. government's ridiculous decisiont to seek a death sentence for Moussaoui:
Through a perverse confluence, Mr. Moussaoui's interest in becoming something in death that he never was in life -- important -- has combined with the government's interest in executing someone for the 9/11 attacks. The likely result is an odd form of assisted suicide, in which Mr. Moussaoui will claim martyrdom as he is executed, and the United States will claim that the rule of law has been vindicated by bringing a terrorist to justice for 9/11.
To read the whole thing, go here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Did you see that San Francisco of all places might elect a pro-death penalty member to the State Assembly in the 12th AD. We need to get the community involved. Clear differences between Janet Reilly http://www.janetreilly.com and her opponent.

Check out this article about the race http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=256