Leave it up to Charles Krauthammer to make the one sensible argument against the death penalty forÂ Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man convicted on 30 counts – 17 of which are capital offences – of federal crimes in the Boston Marathon Bombing two years ago now. Â Hear Krauthammer out:
As much as conservatives believe in the death penalty, in this particular case a muslim successfully attacked the Great Satan and did damage killing kafir. Â If he were to die at the hands of government officials no matter how justified by the laws of the United States, to the Islamic world the man would be a martyr and celebrated for giving his life. Â That would feed the righteous indignation of those coming here to fight the cause.
Being for or against the death penalty is a subjective argument. Â Justified or not, moral or not, other factors do need to be taken into account. Â Since containment is an option, Krauthammer’s point should be considered.
Â â€This reminds us, once again, that this is not ordinary crime,Â itâ€™s not even [an] ordinary enemy; these are people who are irredeemableâ€ Krauthammer said on Special Report. â€œNonetheless, I personallyÂ generally oppose the death penalty with some exceptions. I would rather not make him a martyr.â€