June 5, 2008

A FRIEND WRITES, "HOW IS GITMO LIKE DISNEY?":

Alleged 9/11 mastermind asks for death sentence: Khalid Shaikh Mohammed criticizes the proceedings at Guantanamo as "an inquisition" and says he wants to be a martyr. He and four others are accused of murder in the 2001 terrorist attacks. (Carol J. Williams, 6/05/08, Los Angeles Times)

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the confessed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, told the Pentagon's war-crimes court today that he wants to be put to death and become a martyr.

It's where dreams come true.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 5, 2008 8:48 PM
Comments

A perfect trial, just like a perfect war.

They want to die, and we want to kill them.

Posted by: Lou Gots at June 6, 2008 4:11 AM

Give 'em what he is asking for.

Posted by: pchuck at June 6, 2008 8:44 AM

Don't kill him. Send him to rot in the same place as the guy who masterminded the first World Trade Center bombing. Solitary confine him 23/7, no human contacts, no TVs, no publicity, occasionally let the general prison population teach him a lesson. Death is too good for him.

Posted by: ic at June 6, 2008 1:22 PM

No, he's a human being, made in the image of God. He's entitled to justice at our hands. At the end of a rope.

Posted by: Random Lawyer at June 6, 2008 2:26 PM

Random has it. However much we might wish to sew him into a hog's hide and kick him out of the back hatch of a CH-53 a couple of thousand feet above above ground zero, it is better if it is done as justice and not as revenge.

Posted by: Lou Gots at June 7, 2008 12:23 PM
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