Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Moussaoui gets only life in prison


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.

So what do you say now Amnesty International? This guy had an integral role in September 11th, that resulted nearly 3,000 deaths and we don't execute him.

I can't tell yet if it's an example of our society being extremely compassionate or just stupid.

UPADTE @ 3:50pm: I've made up my mind... it's stupid. Moussaoui confirms it with this statement:

"America, you lost," Moussaoui stated, clapping his hands as he left the courtroom. "I won."

Very stupid.