Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Zacarias Moussaoui

Zacarias Moussaoui has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Even though this deluded Jihadi deserves to die by syphilitic flea bites, I am glad his life was spared. Here's why:
  1. It stands as a sharp contrast to our murderous adversaries who would execute a Christian convert for apostasy or a rape victim for adultery. We suffer the guilty to live, is that a weakness or a strength?
  2. This numb nuts wants to die valiantly for his cause, let's see if he has the grapes to live humbly for it in the federal pen, day after endless day. I bet he doesn't.
  3. I wonder if somewhere in the Middle East or closer to home if there is an Al Queda handler who is concerned with what Moussaoui might say over the next 40 years.
  4. Luke warm Spam sandwiches on stale Wonder bread 3 times a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year for forty years.
  5. The most inexpensive TP made with the highest wood pulp content allowed and a seat refrigerated to a constant 52 degrees.
  6. A 6 foot 8 300 pound cell mate afflicted with a multiple personality disorder, (unfortunately for Moussaoui they're Charlie Moore, Al Franken, Hillary Clinton, Andy Rooney, Tony Little, Joseph Mengele and the cast of Dharma and Greg), flatulence, pyromania, priapism, sadism and Tourettes Syndrome.

We are all sentenced to death, over the next several years you and I can choose to have an impact on how world events turn out. Moussaoui can't take a whizz without some guards say so for the rest of his pointless life.


ScottJ said...

This is a death sentance for him. It's just a quiet and humiliating one without a public stage. "Bubba" won't take a shine to this fella in their midst.

CultMan said...

So why is the death penalty necesssary?

El Duderino said...

The death penalty is necessary when you have no other viable options, such as in a nascent or poor society that doesn't have the means to remove the guilty from the general public. I would imagine that to impose the death penalty one must consider if the violence will solve anything, consider the requirements of the Just War Doctrine:
the damage inflicted by the aggressor on the nation or community of nations must be lasting, grave, and certain;
all other means of putting an end to it must have been shown to be impractical or ineffective;
there must be serious prospects of success;
the use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated.

CultMan said...

If your post is accurate, I still don't know why killing him is a "graver/just-er punishment" than letting him rot for life....except in the situation where a society can't ensure a controlled & relatively faultless lifetime prison term (ie no escapes, or negligent pardons, etc). I've always thought it better to imprison & inflict justice, rather than , eg, grant the wishes of a T. McVeigh by killing him....