The White House issued a statement to Italy expressing disappointment that the Achille Lauro hijackers/murderers were not treated more severely. This sentiment from a country where:
--A man with premeditated intent, and with no compunction, hammers his Stanford professor to death, and is released after a mere seven years in prison.
--Dan White murders two San Francisco city officials, and serves only five years.
--Two Inglewood men stab an 8-year-old child to death, and their sentences are lessened to three and six years, respectively, due to a legal loophole.
Our country is in no position to criticize another for leniency.