Well, no. When you hope to go on a picnic and it rains, that is certainly “disappointing.” When a man gets two and a half years for conspiring to murder 202 human beings, a word like “disappointing” doesn’t begin to cover the situation. From AFP:
“We respect the independence of Indonesia’s judiciary and welcome the conviction of this known terrorist leader,” US embassy spokesman Max Kwak told AFP.
“However, given the gravity of the charges on which he was convicted, we are disappointed at the length of the sentence,” Kwak said.
Judges at the South Jakarta district court on Thursday cleared Bashir of more serious terrorism charges but found him guilty of involvement in a “sinister conspiracy” that led to the 2002 nightclub bombings in Bali which left 202 people dead.