Everybody has heard about the release of Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi (the Lockerie bomber). If you haven't you live under a rock. Anyhow, he's dying of prostate cancer. Senteneced for killing 270 people, 189 of them American, he was released, after only 8 years for humanitarian (compassion)reasons because he has prostate cancer and only 3 months to live.
Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill, who made the decision to release Megrahi, said at a news conference in Edinburgh that humanity was a defining characteristic of the Scottish people and that "our belief dictates that justice be served but mercy be shown."
In defending his decision, MacAskill said that after seeking medical advice, he determined that Megrahi had about three months left to live, considered appropriate for release on compassionate grounds in Scotland. Since 2000, the Scottish government has received 30 applications for release on compassionate grounds; 24 have been approved.
MacAskill said that Megrahi "did not show his victims any comfort or compassion. They were not allowed to return to the bosom of their families to see out their lives, let alone their dying days. No compassion was shown by him to them. But that alone is not a reason for us to deny compassion to him and his family in his final days."
Really? That alone isn't enough? Really? Just what exactly might constitute "enough" you delusional asshat? 270 people with families who loved them had their lives taken with calculated malice by the hand of this man. What more do you need? This is a perfect example of moronic leftist horseshit. "We must punish them with love and compassion and eventually they'll see the light because all people are inherently good." If he murders your family member and you want to drop charges then have at it but it's easy to show blind and pointless compassion when it really doesn't affect you. There was actually a comment on on the post that I mentioned above about what I interpreted to be the U.S. and their "barbaric use of the death penalty." Again, I'm not even saying the view was the blog owner, I'm saying that it was the foaming at the mouth, leftist retard who made that particular comment but this crap is rampant.
If you ever wonder why terror doesn't stop now you know. Because if you don't actually punish it what is the deterrent. These assholes should live in a 2 foot by 2 foot cell, 24 hours a day without ever leaving. They should be forced to eat nothing but pork in prison. If they won't eat it, it should be liquefied and applied via IV. They should be given nothing to drink but beer and that should be forced into them as well if they refuse. They should be forced to view anime porn depictions of Allah and Muhammad daily. They should be bathed in dog piss at least 3 times a day and should have to sleep in a dog bed. The bible should be read to them daily and they should get no Qur'an. All of the guards who implement these rules should be giant, steroid swilling, feminist, man hating, lesbian, female powerlifters with a chip on their shoulder. The only other option should be that we light you on fire and hurl you out of an airplane of the mud-hut dwelling cesspool of a dark ages settlement from which you came. Compassion is for the compassionate. Retribution should be dispensed toward the wicked.