May 4, 2006

'Hey at least we didn't make a martyr out of him'

Allahpundit on Moussaoui's sentence. He has details on the juror questionnaires, too. Apparently, at least three jurors thought Moussaoui had limited knowledge of the 9/11 attacks.

I find it rather ironic that the jury is willing to overlook the defendant's limited knowledge when the Bush administration was excoriated for "a failure of imagination" by the 9/11 Commission for failing to foresee that 19 murderous thugs would fly planes into the WTC and the Pentagon. Yet Moussaoui can escape with his life because he didn't know enough.

And another thing: This morning on NPR a defense lawyer expressed relief at the verdict and added that the Justice Department consisted of trying to make a man incriminate himself so that he could be put to death. On the contrary, if Moussaoui had come clean about the planned attacks when he was taken in, there would be nothing to incriminate himself with. Not to mention that 3,000 Americans would be alive today.

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