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Jan. 15th, 2002

only 23% of the people in the telephone poll on the local station agree with the President's decision to NOT seek the death penality for the American man, John Walker, who fought with the Taliban.
He's been charged with conspiring to kill Americans and If he's found guilty, he recieve life in prison.

So, do you think this is the wrong thing to do, or do you also agree with the president in witholding the death penalty as a possible sentence?


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Jan. 15th, 2002 08:31 pm (UTC)
remind me not to ever fight in a war
So, IOW, 77% of the people in your town are less liberal than Shrub['s puppeteers]...

You need to move to a more intelligent part of the nation.


Preferably nearby someone who'll call you "Boo."
Jan. 15th, 2002 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: remind me not to ever fight in a war
SO either Tacoma, Washington or somewhere in Brooklyn....

tough choice, that.

Jan. 15th, 2002 09:01 pm (UTC)
Sheesh don't you guys watch your current release movies? Gandalf said to Frodo that some people have died that deserve to live and you can't give them life so don't be hasty in giving death. It was one of the things in the book that struck me too.
Jan. 15th, 2002 11:15 pm (UTC)
Didn't read the books (just barely struggled through The Hobbit) and I've *no* desire to see the movie.
Maybe when it comes out on video it'll be worth a rental ....

Jan. 15th, 2002 09:20 pm (UTC)
constiuency would have me say yes.
i'd say no, though. just because like--
dude, its someone's life.
be there god or no, i know i'm not god, so its really not appropriate for me to do that.
maybe i'm just full of copouts.
Jan. 15th, 2002 11:16 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't give a damn about "god" anyway and I still have to say that killing anyone for any reason is wrong... I don't care what the hell they did.

Jan. 16th, 2002 02:14 am (UTC)
And the President has something to do with this how?... I mean, the guy's an American citizen. If ANYBODY here gets to decide what to do with him, it's a judge, and that AFTER a trial... heh, finding any of his peers might be a bit difficult... oh, well, they'll figure it out.

Not that any of it matters much. Being "The American Taliban Guy" makes a life sentence in prison be maybe two, maybe three years. How long did Dahmer last? I don't remember.
Jan. 16th, 2002 09:39 am (UTC)
it was a decision john ashcroft (attorney general) and the pres. made together, APPARENTLY.

I know it makes no sense, but I can't find (and honestly haven't gone too far out of my way to find) anything more in depth here.

Listen to the news.. they keep wording it this way.... that Bush has decided the death penalty will not be sought.

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