The Boston bomber: The recent guilty verdict was swift and appropriate.
However, the death penalty is not a sufficient option. It would provide Muslim extremists with a new, and in their perspective, martyr.
A better sentence is life without parole. He will have a good 50 years to contemplate his wonderful deeds, while his mind rots in solitary confinement. Better still, he will be forgotten.
Today’s news cycle is so fast that, in 90 days, no one except the victims and survivors will remember him, here or in the Middle East. My compassion goes out to them. The best punishment for this coward is to be forgotten.
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