Fred99:DarthKermit: I'm bloody glad that he's dead now.
I'm not - for several reasons:
Other nutters will see / claim him as a martyr. Yes - this is crazy - but they are nutters.
It was an easy way out and probably exactly what he wanted/expected - incarceration for life would have fit the crime better.
For future hostage situations, "terrorist" or not, greater belief by the perpetrator that they won't get out of it alive isn't a good thing for the chances for the innocent victims being held captive.
Does it make any difference if these guys are killed or locked up for the rest of their lives? I don't think you can appease these crazy muslims. The extreme ones all see us as unwashed infidels.