I just saw the news that the Ft. Hood shooter has gotten the death penalty. Even though he does deserve it, I'm disappointed.
He should have gotten life. He wanted the death penalty so he could be a martyr for his cause. We gave him just what he wanted.
If I were in charge, I would have given him life and since he is paralyzed and will need medical care, he would have had a female doctor assigned to him for his care. Radical muslims like him tend to consider women as lower, inferior members of the human race. Being cared for by a woman for life would be a wonderful punishment.
Giving him what he wants is certainly no punishment and will only give encouragement to other radicals to become martyrs for their cause.