"It's a phony issue. To pretend the death penalty is going to end crime in the

United States is to fool people, to promote public ignorance."


"When you commit treason against the United States of America, particularly at a time when the
U.S. is in peril of attack and further attack, I believe the death penalty is the appropriate remedy
to consider."

Giuliani favors the death penalty. He advocates the capital punishment for those who "commit
treason against the United States
." He testified in Zacarias Moussaoui's death penalty trial and
also fought to have prosecuters place the death penalty upon John Walker Lindh; and American
Taliban fighter. He has said: "the death penalty is justified and an effective deterrent for other
people doing the same thing.