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American Taliban

2002-07-15 20:55:12+00 by petronius 3 comments

John Walker Lindh pleads guilty, will spend 20 years in Federal prison. Leavenworth Aryan Brotherhood and Muslim Alliance begin bidding war for rookie.

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#Comment made: 2002-07-15 23:15:21+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Will they put him in solitary.... 'to protect him' or should we start a short range dead pool?

#Comment made: 2002-07-16 21:35:00+00 by: Dan Lyke

I've got mixed feelings about this. Steal a few tens of millions of dollars, get 18 months, 3 years on the outside. Keep a dangerous animal, lose control of it in a situation where it kills someone, and then make public statements about how the victim deserved it because she did the wrong things to protect herself, 4 years, minus time served.

Be a dufus teenager and run off with a cult, 20 years.

I'm not sure John Walker Lindh should get any less, although frankly he sounds like enough of a bumbling bozo that his gunshot wound to the leg was probably self-inflicted, but if the various folks in charge of WorldCom and Enron and Xerox and whoever else manage to walk based on pleas of ignorance, in fact manage to do anything other than live in cardboard boxes under bridges for the brief remainders of their lives after a long incarceration, then justice will not have been served.

#Comment made: 2002-07-17 02:23:24+00 by: other_todd

Bravo, Dan.

(See? I don't ALWAYS write enormous posts.)