Now we hear that Timothy McVeigh thought the act of terror he committed 20 years as a failure because part of the building he blew up was still standing when the smoke cleared.
This disgraceful excuse for humanity has it all wrong. Every bit of it.
McVeigh’s heinous act was a rousing success.
* It terrorized a community, which he intended all along.
* It killed innocent victims, which he also intended.
* And it energized a nation that was struck numb by the horror of that terrible morning in the nation’s heartland.
McVeigh, who was executed by the federal government for his act, was as wrong as he could have been.
His act destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. He was taking revenge against the feds for their role in the destruction of the Branch Davidian compound in Waco two years earlier.
So, he decided the best revenge was to kill innocent people — including 19 children — who had nothing to do with the Branch Davidian disaster. He decided to murder those victims. And he called the act a failure because it didn’t level the entire building?
His disgraceful lack of remorse only stiffened our national resolve to guard against other evil men and women, sociopaths who would commit a heinous crime in the name of some political cause.
McVeigh didn’t fail at all. His dastardly deed “succeeded” beyond his wildest imagination.