Oh, Poor Baby
Why do they even waste newsprint and ink on stories like this?
- Olympic bomber Eric Rudolph laments in a series of letters to a newspaper that the maximum-security federal prison where he is spending the rest of his life is designed to drive him insane.
- Rudolph wrote that he spends 23 hours a day in his 7-by-12-foot cell, his only exercise confined to an enclosed area he described as a ''large empty swimming pool'' divided into ''dog-kennel style cages.''
- 'Using solitary confinement, Supermax is designed to inflict as much misery and pain as is constitutionally permissible,'' he wrote in a letter.
Insanity ought to be the least of this jagoff's worries. Civilized people agree to abide by certain civilized behaviors. Setting off bombs in crowds, in clinics and hunting for first responders with secondary devices is not civilized behavior. Nice to see that he recognizes that his punishment is constitutionally permissible though. We ought to use that in arguments supporting Gitmo.