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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    This is another case that too much money will be spent on. If I had my way we would limit the case to one day for prosecution, one day for defense, one day for findings, then carry out the death penality. There should be no "not guilty" by reason of insantity, but an option of guilty by reason of insanity. Even if sound insane, he still made a choice, he is guilty and should quit wasting air.
    If he didn't have some bledding heart, hand wringing, anti-death penalty lawyer, he could plead guilty and get on with the show.

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If he didn't have some bledding heart, hand wringing, anti-death penalty lawyer, he could plead guilty and get on with the show.
    Isn't this being tried in a Military Court Martial?

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    What other rights would you strip from us?
    How many rights were stripped away from the people that he murdered?

    And, there's absolutely no doubt that he murdered them.

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    How many rights were stripped away from the people that he murdered?

    And, there's absolutely no doubt that he murdered them.
    Two wrongs make things right? Is there ant doubt he will pay for his crime?

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Isn't this being tried in a Military Court Martial?
    What's that have to do with anything?

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Two wrongs make things right? Is there ant doubt he will pay for his crime?
    Yes! I have some doubt that he won't pay the full price for his crime.

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    Two wrongs make things right? Is there ant doubt he will pay for his crime?
    just playin' devil's advocate here, but if Maj. Hasan's fate is already pre-determined, then what use are rights to him anyway?
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What's that have to do with anything?
    It's not even close to the dog and pony show of a civilian trial. Not nearly all the bells and whistles. Pretty austere in fact.

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    just playin' devil's advocate here, but if Maj. Hasan's fate is already pre-determined, then what use are rights to him anyway?

    Because we as a country will be operating within our own laws. That is pretty important.

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    Re: Fort Hood suspect will face death penalty

    Quote Originally Posted by Polotick View Post
    It's not even close to the dog and pony show of a civilian trial. Not nearly all the bells and whistles. Pretty austere in fact.
    A courts martial can turn into a dog-n-pony show just as quick as a civilian trial. Don't forget, Hasan has a civilian lawyer.

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