Up until a year ago I certainly would have agreed with many here on this thread. A visit a while back from good friend of my youth changed my attitude regarding revenge and justice. This friend happens to be a criminal lawyer. During his visit we had a debate regarding justice and revenge (relative to violent criminals) that continued late into the evening. I eventually understood his platform of reasoning … simply put, no matter how much we are repulsed by such crimes, by not adhering to the right of the accused to have his day in court no matter what the cost to taxpayers we are no different to these perpetrators of such hideous crimes … This same reasoning can be applied to international humanitarian law that we in the western world have drafted and believe we adhere to.
I should also mention this friend of mine is also a child of holocaust survivors who themselves suffered horrifically during there incarceration at Auschwitz.
Anyway ... that's my 2 cents worth to this issue for what it's worth. Now, go on and continure your arguments.