Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Testing, testing ...

Zacari Moussaoui
is shouting from the gallery,
says he must go free.
The judge does not agree
and she tells him so-oh-oh-oh ...

A fair trial? Who knew?

It didn't take long after his sentencing to life imprisonment for convicted 9/11 conspirator, Zacarias Mousaoui, to provide some much needed comic relief from the din of Washinton prattle about Bush and the White House. Indeed, just a few days after the conclusion of his sentencing trial, Moussaoui filed a motion to change his guity plea to not guilty, his reasoning being that his "understanding of the American legal system was completely flawed." Furthermore, Moussaoui says that his courtroom ranting was specifically designed to expose American justice as a farce and to show the world that the US legal system did not provide recourse for a "fair trial."

Moussaoui's clever courtroom plot hinged on playing to the jury's emotions and when they failed to respond, he realised he was actually getting a fair trial. Taken completely by surprise by this reaslisation, Moussaoui now says that the jury's verdict convinced him that he was wrong about American justice and to please ignore everything he said because he was just testing the system. Moussaiou's motion claims that he lied about being part of the 9/11 plot, something that was obvious from the trial proceedings, and that he should now get another trial whereby he can plead not guilty.

Judge Brinkema has denied the motion, indicating that Moussaoui cannot withdraw a plea after sentencing.

Please, get this guy into the klink and shut him the hell up.


Blogger Melhi said...

He seriously asked for a "do-over?!?!" ...Because he was completely wrong about the very thing he hated with a deep and abiding fanatical passion?! (How on Earth did I manage to miss that story?) That is just way too funny!!

2:17 PM  
Blogger lukery said...


there's an article in amcon that sibel says is as close as has been previosuly reported

i've liberated it here

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does he deserve to spend the rest of his life in a dungeon? Ted Rall says "Why was the guy on trial at all?
"Lest we forget, Moussaoui didn't do anything."

2:32 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Don't forget, the trial was not a trial about his guilt. He had already confessed to conspiracy in the 9/11 plot. Whether he actually was part of it or not was not the what this particular trial was about. This was merely the government's effort in the sentencing trial to get him roasted, or hanged or lethally injected, whatever it is they do in executions. Recall Bush's own dalliances with execution as the governor of Texas. He loved 'em!

My own displeasure with the whole ghastly spectacle was that it clearly a Bush administration push to exact a deadly vendetta against anyone available, and in the process, dredge up all the 9/11 horror to make people "remember." I'm sure you recall various White House sycophants bemoaning Bush's falling poll numbers and Americans' increasing dismay with Iraq, claiming that this country had forgotten 9/11. Weeks of Moussaoui on trial, complete with Flight 93 audio tapes, was meant, primarily I think, to bring 9/11 back into the public conscience.

It had nothing to do with justice.

4:28 PM  

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