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Oklahoma City Bomber McVeigh Executed » "Silent and unrepentant but making eye contact with each witness to his execution, Timothy McVeigh was put to death by lethal injection on Monday for exploding the bomb that killed 168 people in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995". Read the reactions. I'm not quite sure where I stand. I don't think two wrongs make a right, however. Sigh. I don't know. This isn't the darkages anymore, is it?

"Today every living person who was hurt by the evil done in Oklahoma City can rest in the knowledge that there has been a reckoning", Bush said at the White House. Although he made no final oral statement, McVeigh left behind a written one -- a word for word copying of 19th Century British poet William Ernest Henley's poem "Invictus", a celebration of the triumph of the human spirit, that ends the lines: "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul." Light is thrown on the Oklahoma City bomber's state of mind and conditions in the federal death row buildings in the small Indiana town of Terre Haute by diary entries posted on a website that is called Death Row Speaks.