Even the staunchest of death penalty opponents might have a hard time arguing for the life of Timothy McVeigh.
McVeigh killed 168 people, including 19 children, in a federal building in Oklahoma City six years ago by setting off a bomb. McVeigh meticulously planned his attack and had a good idea who he was going to kill, including the children in the day-care center in the building. McVeigh probably was hoping he would kill even more people.
McVeigh's act was the single most murderous act and the single most treasonous act in American history.
McVeigh considers himself an American hero, a martyr who will soon be sacrificed to an evil and scheming federal government. He sees his pending execution as the canonization of a brave American patriot, although this brave American patriot is now having second thoughts on whether he really wants to be put to sleep for his cause.