Fox News correspondent Megyn Kendall & Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch
"An American jury has spared the life of terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui. The Al Qaeda savage promptly thanked them by saying, 'America, you lost, I won.' But like most of what this degenerate says, he's wrong. Moussaoui is condemned to rot in a cell until he does die. Many Americans will be angered upon hearing that some juror members felt sorry for the terrorist because he had a bad upbringing. I share that anger - the guy sanctioned murder and it doesn't matter if his mother was mean to him. By not executing Moussaoui, the USA shows the world we are a nation of laws that puts power in the hands of regular folks. Of course, the savages who cut off the heads of hostages will not respect that. It is long past time for all Americans to stand together against terrorism and the likes of Moussaoui. The bottom line on the case - a terrorist is out of action forever, but thousands of his brothers remain a threat to all of us. We should have no sympathy for any of them. While they are active, our government is obligated to kill or detain them indefinitely. After they are captured, our system takes over. And the system, whether we agree with individual verdicts or not, works."Fox News Video: FoxNews.com
Fox News correspondent Megyn Kendall expressed her surprise that some jurors were apparently sympathetic to Moussaoui. "I was stunned, not so much by the sentence, but by the reasons for it. Nine jurors cited the fact that he had an abusive father and a bad childhood. They seemed to consider that in deciding the punishment." Moussaoui will now spend the rest of his life in a so-called 'supermax' prison, which Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch depicted as cruel and unusual. "He'll be in a 7 by 12 foot cell, and gets to exercise one hour a day. It's enough to drive an ordinary person crazy. I'm all for harsh punishment in a case like this, but this is over the top." The Factor
declared the sentence a fate worse than death. "This is appropriate punishment, whatever happens to him mentally. He's in his early 30's and will live for a very long time. He has nothing to look forward to every single day of his life. I'd rather die."