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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

You'd Better Not Try To Attack Us - Or You'll Get Life in Prison!!!!

What better way to show that we're tough on terror, eh?

Moussaoui Gets Life in Prison
May 03 4:37 PM US/Eastern

By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN
Associated Press Writer

ALEXANDRIA, Va.

A federal jury decided Wednesday al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui deserves life in prison for his role in the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, on Sept. 11, 2001.

On the seventh day of deliberation, the jury of nine men and three women informed Judge Leonie Brinkema that it had reached a decision. The verdict was announced at 4:30 p.m. EDT.

Moussaoui, a 37-year-old Frenchman of Moroccan descent, is the only person charged in this country in connection with the suicide jetliner hijackings that killed nearly 3,000 people at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.
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And, true to form, the DUers are applauding the decision:
CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts)
5. The freepers and Bushies are gonna be angry he's not gonna fry. n/t


uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:37 PM
Response to Original message

2. Good, they did the right thing.
very good.

wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:38 PM
Response to Reply #2

8. Amen

n/t

Midlodemocrat DU Moderator Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:39 PM
Response to Reply #2

9. Yes, they did.

Thank God.


BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #2

29. I agree. NO martyrdom for him.


Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:38 PM
Response to Original message

4. Oh gawd, now we have to hear all the talking heads whine

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I don't believe in the death penalty and I'm glad for the outcome. The guy was in jail when it all happened.

He needs to be in jail. He doesn't need to be murdered.


sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:38 PM
Response to Original message

6. In some way, I'm relieved. No saint hood for him. But no dying for a

'might have'.


Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:38 PM
Response to Original message

7. I'm glad they aren't going to murder him. nt


Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:40 PM
Response to Reply #7

13. "Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.:

That was the presidential daily briefing that Bush/Condi got a month before hand and who did nothing.

I'm with you.

Put the man in jail and let's impeach the culprits who did nothing and who could have done something before 9/11


orangepeel68 Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:39 PM
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10. well knock me over with a feather

I think this is the right decision (I don't believe in the death penalty, I think life in prison is a worse punishment anyway, and I think this guy is too crazy and stupid to have been trusted with any real knowledge or planning), but I'm very surprised.


Husb2Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:40 PM
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12. The sentence is meaningless Updated at 9:59 PM

He should have been tried for his real crime ...... mental illness.

There was some strong evidence that he was rejected by the real bad guys cuz ..... he was a nutjob.

I wonder if Il Dunce will join OJ for golf and find out how one searches for 'real killers'.


Radio_Guy (721 posts)
Wed May-03-06 04:59 PM
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32. I am NOT OK with it

Of course he shouldn't get the death penalty, but did the government actually PROVE he was the 20th hijacker? Did they PROVE is was part of the 9/11? Or is he a scapegoat to help cover up the government's involvement in 9/11. Has he been sentenced just to help the feelings of the people who believe Iraq did 9/11? If he really was involved, fine. Let him stay behind bars. But I have my doubts.

Love how they keep pointing to Bush... if only they directed the anger over Bush at our enemies...

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (2)
SicSemperTyrannus said...

Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
Should have been a military tribunal and summary execution.
As it is, he goes to prison, solitary confinement, where he can rot.
If he had gotten the death penalty, that would trigger automatic appeals and review ad nauseum.

Brian said...

I wonder why he's in Supermax... its hard to be killed by another inmate in a Supermax, since your in isolation all day.