Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, March 03, 2006

Oldie But Goodie

My Incredible Wife passed along an email today with the sentencing statement of Judge William Young when he sentenced Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, back in January of 2003.

The judge made an impassioned statement for freedom and justice, and against the blind rage behind jihad. If you haven't read it, you really should. Here's a brief excerpt:

You are not an enemy combatant. You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist. To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.

And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists. We do not sign documents with terrorists.

We hunt them down one by one and bring them to justice.

I checked out the email on (it's true). You can read the text at that link.

I also checked it out on Google's blog engine, and there are only 150 hits on the story, so it hasn't been heavily read by bloggites.

Here's a link to the CNN transcript of that day, which gives Reid's statements as well as Young's. They're predictable garbage.