Moussaoui, Undermining Case, Now Ties Himself to 9/11

"Zacarias Moussaoui, who is facing the death penalty for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, took the witness stand in his own defense Monday, only to bolster the government's case by unhesitatingly acknowledging the charges in the indictment against him and adding a few new, self-incriminating statements.

Mr. Moussaoui said he knew in advance of Al Qaeda's plans to fly jetliners into the World Trade Center and asserted that his role on that day was to have been to fly another plane into the White House. He said he was to have been accompanied on the suicidal mission by Richard C. Reid, the so-called shoe bomber who was convicted in a separate failed effort to blow up a plane in flight."

Ok, the guy is crazy and has a death wish. So does that mean we kill him?
I still say no.
Moreover, I stand by my earlier prediction (see March 6th) that he won't get the death penalty despite his asking for it.


Anonymous said...

Meanwhile, Mr. McKenna comments over at crimlaw:
At 28 March, 2006, Tom McKenna said...
Well his attorneys will be practicing that spin in front of their mirrors at home from now until closing argument. Some, however, might view his statements as a frank admission to his involvement in trying to kill Americans.

If you are a lunatic, avoid Tom McKenna! Your contradictory ranting might be a fank admission of your invovlement in trying to kill Americans! You see, the guy must be guilty because he is a defendant!

Anonymous said...

What do you think of the defense strategy of discrediting their own client?

Anonymous said...

Not quite sure what Anonymous up there is trying to say. But checked your blog today hoping for some more commentary on the recent sentencing developments. I thought the admission of the 9/11 tapes was pretty strange. The charges and the prosecution's strategy are strange, too. But the latest kind of puts the cherry on the sundae. The logic of it all escapes me. What am I missing here?
Georgiana, again.