Monday, August 31, 2009

Letting Terrorists Go Free

A terminally ill terrorist was released from prison in the UK to go home to Libya to a hero's welcome. Way to go UK, letting out a terrorist because he has terminal cancer. Isn't that part of the punishment of prison? You do not get to see your family and friends through life's ups and downs because you committed a heinous crime. You are kept away from civilization for their protection as well as punishment for your crime.

As an FYI, our president did object tot his. Way to get passionate about a terrorist being released. Way to have any pull in the world as the president of the USA asking that a killer of our people be kept in jail. "We have been in contact with the Scottish government indicating that we objected to it," President Barack Obama said of Thursday's release."We thought it was a mistake. We are now in contact with the Libyan government, and want to make sure that if in fact this transfer has taken place, he is not welcomed back in some way but instead should be under house arrest...."

My family has been in that position of releasing a murderer early. My great-great grandfather was murdered by two thieves. They murdered him, as he fought them in his 80s, by hitting the back of his head with a religious statue. Many years later (30+), one of the murderers developed cancer while in jail. He petitioned to be released to die with his family. My great-grandmother was next of kin and called into speak. Her words echo now at a moment like this. "I never said goodbye to my father, why should he?".

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