Sometimes justice comes in small packages. Radical lawyer Lynne "Traitor" Stewart was sentenced to 28 months in federal prison yesterday. While the prosecutors had asked for 30 YEARS
, 28 months is still better than nothing and at least sends a message to people like "Ms." Stewart. She was convicted of providing help to a terrorist organization while she was representing her client, Sheik Omar-Abdel Rahman in 1995. The charges are based on her own testimony that she smuggled messages from the Sheik to his militant followers in Egypt with the help of an Arabic translator. For those who dont recall, Rahman is the blind Egyptian terrorist and one of the people who masterminded the 1993 World Trade Center attacks. With his trademark Santa Claus hat and sunglasses, he is now spending the rest of his life in federal prison. Unfortunately Lynne Stewart will not share this same fate. As long as we have soft judges and people in the judiciary system who are sympathetic to terrorists, we will always have cases like this to deal with. 28 months is better than nothing though!