The Macon Telegraph has the full text of bomber Eric Rudolph's written statement. In his statements, he offers his skewed reasoning behind his deadly attacks.
He claims that he was given a plea bargain because prosecutors would have a hard time convicting him in Northern Alabama if someone who was strongly against abortion was on the jury and that the agents of government (basically any law enforcement) are agents of mass murder because the government made abortion legal and therefore anyone who works for the government is working to protect abortion.
He calls prolifers who don't use force "cowards standing idly by in the face of the worst massacre in human history."
Rudolph claims that his bombing during the 1996 Olympic games, which killed an innocent woman named Alice Hawthorne and injured 100 others, was to confound, anger and embarrass the Washington government in the eyes of the world for its abominable sanctioning of abortion on demand.
Does that make any sense? Endanger the lives of innocent people in the hopes that U.S. government would be embarassed?
Rudolph later admits that he knew his bomb could possible kill bystanders.
"However, I knew that the weapons used (highly uncontrollable timed explosives) and the choice of tactics (placing them in areas frequented by large numbers of civilians) could potentially lead to a disaster wherein many civilians could be killed or wounded. There is no excuse for this, and I accept full responsibility for the consequences of using this dangerous tactic."
The whole statement shows Rudolph's strong dislike for government, especially law enforcement, and just about anyone who disagrees with his views or violent tactics. He planned to kill FBI agents in 2000 but didn't do it because "perhaps after watching them for so many months their individual humanity shown through the hated unifonn. It was not that I had lost my resolve to fight in the defense of the unborn, but rather an individual decision about these individual agents. I had worn the uniform of their legions, served in their ranks, I had no hatred for them as individuals. Even though they served a morally bankrupt government, underneath their FBI rags, they were essentially fellow countrymen."
Rudolph's thinking is so whacked that he thought killing some random FBI agents would somehow help the unborn.