First off, does anyone really believe the traitorous bastard will really be executed? Ha!
Not only did he sell out his country–and all those who sacrificed their lives for what we have today–but he did so with apparent relish, mocking everything we stand for. Also, he completely sold out his family (and family name). Can you imagine what his poor wife and kids are going through–and will continue to go through? How this bastard has destroyed their family name and whose deeds will cast a shadow on them every day of the remainder of their lives? (I love the part where he asked his KGB handlers for “an escape plan” should the FBI catch on to him–leaving his family to fend for themselves, of course.)
Hanssen deserves death. Sadly, lethal injection would be too merciful and, naturally, he will trade what secrets he now has for sparing his life. How to punish the cretin? I would suggest building a poorly heated prison on the western tip of Alaska so that he can get a view of the country for which he worked. Of course, the other part of me says just through him into a vat of bubbling oil.
What is your opinion regarding suitable punishment?