Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been declared criminally insane. Not surprisingly, a lot of Norwegians are more than a tad pissed off with that finding, since it basically lets the scumbag off the hook.
Personally, I don't think the guy is nuts. A lunatic couldn't be so focused for so long on such a diabolical and destructive goal. I reckon he had all his marbles intact and in place. They were just very nasty marbles.
It's kind of ironic that much of this tendency to absolve people of their responsibility for heinous acts -- instead blaming society, or genetics, or fast food, or whatever -- has come from the Left. Yet it was the Left that Breivik hated more than anything, and did most harm to.
The finding of insanity also puts a big hole in the argument that he was somehow goaded into his killing spree by conservative figures such as George Pell, John Howard, Keith Windschuttle and others. I mean, if he's howling at the moon mad, then anything could have set him off, surely.
Really, it makes a whole lot more sense to say the guy is sane and responsible for what he did. And he did it because he's one mean-as-shit sonofabitch. Evil, in short.