Voters strongly believe the terrorist killer of journalist James Foley should be brought to justice and sentenced to death if convicted of murder. But they are just as strongly opposed to paying the ransom demands of terrorists and have mixed feelings about hostage rescue attempts.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters think the U.S. government should hunt down the radical Islamic terrorist who beheaded Foley on a video posted online. Just 17% disagree, but 22% are not sure. (To see survey questions wording, click here.)
Even more voters (71%) believe Foley’s killer, if tried and convicted in a U.S. court, should be given the death penalty. Fifteen percent (15%) oppose the death penalty for Foley’s murderer, while 14% are undecided.
I support applying the death penalty to him as well. Preferably carried out by dropping a MOAB on him and the nearest thousand of his close, personal barbarian savage friends.
Trials are for criminals. MOABS are for wars. And these scum know they’re in a war, even if dumb, cud-chewing Americans don’t.