Today Captain Obvious found fit to inform us of the bloody obvious with the following headline:
Norway killer insane, says lawyer
Yeah, no shit. But I would argue that his type of insanity doesn’t qualify for a defense against the murder or 76 (new number listed on the story) people. If you read (or even skim) his manifesto it’s obvious that he has enough cognitive capabilities to understand the difference between right and wrong (his belief of what is right or wrong is scary though). Just because he managed to justify his desire to kill to himself doesn’t mean he was unable to understand what he was doing was not only wrong but, at the very least, illegal.
I believe he was fully aware of his actions and thus the insanity defense isn’t something I’m buying into.