Wednesday, October 30, 2002
posted by Joel at 8:57 PM
Jay Nordlinger's latest Impromptus on National Review Online is up and its a pretty good one, even if he is still withholding a promised quote. I particularly like this excerpt
Regular Impromptus-ites are familiar with my cry against the Germans: Sometime in the 1980s, the Germans — the West Germans — refused to extradite to us two Jordanian terrorists who had hijacked a plane and killed a bunch of Americans. The reason? We had the death penalty, to which the terrorists would have been subject. Therefore, we couldn’t try them. So now the Germans get all persnickety about killing people.
Only here, we’re not talking about innocents, but men who kill innocents en masse.
The Germans are still at it: They’re refusing to share with us what they know about Zacarias Moussaoui, dubbed “the 20th hijacker.” Our death penalty is beyond the pale, for them. And I’m still at it, too: The bastards.