Statements like this one in the wake of Moussaoui receiving a life sentence make me proud of my country:
Rosemary Dillard, whose husband, Eddie, died in the attacks, said of Moussaoui: “He’s a bad man, but we have a fair society.”Precisely. Would there be a certain degree of satisfaction in killing Moussaoui? Undoubtedly. Has he made it clear during his trial that, whatever he did or did not do on 9/11 and in the days leading up to it, he hates America enough to perpetrate the same sort of evil? Absolutely. But the answer is to lock him up, let him pray to his God from the silence of a tiny room, and deny him the opportunity to ever act on his rage toward us. It is not, as even those who lost looved ones on 9/11 seem to realize, to kill him.
With that said, if someone in prison finds a way to stick him with a shiv, so be it.