Moussaoui Can Die

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Jury says yes to death penalty.

Update: In a post-decision interview with Fox News, Carie Lemack, a 9/11-family member, said of the arguments in the trial, "It sounded to me like the government screwed up," rather than that he had any information that could have unraveled the plot. If you haven't read Jeff Taylor's masterful article on the real withheld information, now's the time to do so.

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  1. As much as we might want this piece of shit to die, his death at the hands of the US Government is just going to make him a martyr, if anything.

  2. Maybe, but those prone to sympathizing with him already have no shortage of martyrs to hail.

  3. Link?

    And when will the full evidence against Moussaoui be released to the public? Reading about him (he was going to fly a 5th plane into the White House with an assist from “shoe bomber” Richard Reid), he sounds more like he wants to be a martyr than anything else.

  4. The jury has decided that he is eligible for the death penalty. They have not issued it as his actual sentence yet, from what I can tell.

  5. Can we set him on fire and push out of a 95th story window?

  6. That was one of the weirdest trials ever. A government lawyer nearly jeopardizes the case, so the defendant rushes to their rescue by telling the jury that he is, in fact, a very evil man.

    Both sides did their very best to undermine their cases, and the defendant proved to be better at it.

  7. The beauty of this Asshole is that he made himself elibile for the death penalty by taking the stand and testifying on his own behalf. Without his testimony the jury would have been hard pressed to reneder a verdict of death penalty eligible. His death penalty trial still needs to be held and it is almost a lock that he will be executed. The families of the victims of 9/11 will get to testify and that will seal his fate.

    This trial really exposed how inept the government is. The FBI knew almost everything about this attack and still failed to stop it. I guess they were too busy chasing Cheech and Chong for selling Bongs.

    Although I hesitate to point this out, Moussaoui should not be death penalty eligible from the evidence produced at trial. The government needed to show that they would have prevented the deaths of 9/11 if Moussaoui hadnt lied to them. 9/11 would have occurred regardless of what Moussaoui told them. They had a ton of info regarding these attacks and they did nothing. The feds are inept and are almost as responsible as the terrorists for 9/11.

  8. “The jury has decided that he is eligible for the death penalty. They have not issued it as his actual sentence yet, from what I can tell.”

    That’s why Tim’s headline runs, Moussaoui Can Die”, not “Moussaoui Will Die”.

  9. A government lawyer nearly jeopardizes the case, so the defendant rushes to their rescue by telling the jury that he is, in fact, a very evil man.

    Symbolic of the entire WoT, isn’t it?

  10. I suspect that he testified as to his great evil bcse he wants to be put to death. As a martyr he gets the whole Paradise-full-o’-virgins gig… Theoretically.

    What we should do is deny him that, keep him lathered in pork fat, and have him live out the rest of his days knowing he can’t get into heaven

    (of course as an athiest I think this is all nonsense.)

  11. Original post updated.

  12. If he actually does get a death sentence it will take many years, numerous appeals and millions of dollars before they finally get around to killing him.

    It would be a lot easier and more efficient to sentence him to life in prison and put him in with the general population and let the patriotic convicts deal with him.

  13. To become a martyr you have to actually _do_ something.

  14. It would be a lot easier and more efficient to sentence him to life in prison and put him in with the general population and let the patriotic convicts deal with him.

    I would hope so, but he might recruit converts to his cause.

  15. Are they taking volunteers for the firing squad?

    -jcr

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