I am glad the Boston bombing suspect has been caught. But however despicable his alleged crimes are, do we want to deny a U.S. citizen his right to a trial, as guaranteed by our Constitution? Terrorist prosecutions enjoy a near-perfect conviction rate.
A cowardly attack on innocent people is scary because it is hard for us to understand why anyone would do something so uncivilized. But it is also scary when those who have sworn to protect and defend the Constitution use such an act to attack our constitutional rights.
Enough is enough. It is time that the American government gets tougher with terrorists and terrorism and stops confusing criminal acts with terrorist acts. Terrorists are enemy combatants. They want to kill Americans and should be subject to military retribution.