Tuesday, May 02, 2006

let him live? let him fry?

So the jury is taking a long time deciding whether to give Zacharias Moussaoui the death penalty, and MSNBC suspects this means they may be relucatant to give him the gurney. For what it's worth, I hope they deny him his wish. I really get the feeling that this guy is kind of like Andrea Yates. Crazy and dangerous, but really only dangerous in a very limited setting. I also kind of get the feeling that al Quaeda didn't even want to play with this guy. Like they were like, "Allahu Akbhar Jihad, brother Moussauoi! Hey, why don't you save us a seat in the cafetorium for five minutes and I swear we'll all be right back. We just have to run to the men's room." Like he was the wrong kind of crazy for them or something. Maybe they wanted him to get busted. Maybe they were even afraid of flying with him. ... Anyway, if the jury gives him the death penalty, it seems they'd be granting this lunatic the martyrdom he wants. Why play into al Quaeda's hands? ... I'm just sayin' ...

In the meantime, I'm trying to survive a yucky sinus infection and buy a house and maintain my career. My days have improved since my last entry, but not out of the woods. Methinks I'm entering that part of my adulthood where it's all woods. Great. (blech.)

Off to swig the O.J. and get going to work. Ciao!


Virginia Gal said...

I don't think we should kill him either cause I don't want him to be a martyr and I agree I don't really think he is wholy conected to Al-Quieda, he's a wannabe.

Hey did you get my email note on Monday, I'm worried that my email is not sending out notes again (aye!).

JoeinVegas said...

Lock him up in that solitary place and let him sit. Glad the judge gave him no chance to speak again - as she said, 'you're done talking'.

But PBS discussed the real guys that planned the event, in CIA custody, that may never come to trial because they've been locked in those 'secret prisons' that we deny, being tortured and abused. Government does not want that to come out, any evidence will be thrown out of court as a result of torture, so no hopes there. (oh, sorry, right, the US does not believe in torture)