I haven't commented on the whole Zacarias Moussaoui trial and sentencing... I knew he wouldn't get the death penalty.
I tried to buy into the whole "don't let him get off easy and be a martyr" theory. I realize he's in a tiny room, with an 8" TV...BUT I also read it will be $75,000/yr. to keep him there. That's bullshit --why should American taxpayers be paying for a terrorists Muslim diet and Qur'an?
Now there's another reason to want to smack around the jury that failed to deliver the warranted sentence... Moussaoui wants an appeal and a plea change...
"Zacarias Moussaoui, who was sentenced to life in prison last week for conspiring in the Sept. 11 attacks, sought permission today to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial in an effort to prove he wasn’t part of the plot.
“I now see that it is possible that I can receive a fair trial even with Americans as jurors,'’ Moussaoui said in court papers filed in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia. He said his claim during the trial that he was a member of the plot to crash planes into buildings on Sept. 11 was a “complete fabrication.'’ (source)
This from Emperor Darth Misha I of The Rotti:
"“Sentenced to life without parole, never to be heard of again, going out with a whimper, wasting away in the solitude of his Supermax cell, forgotten by the entire world…”
Aren’t you glad that we “denied him martyrdom”, though? We WON!
Keep repeating that to yourselves while the wall-to-wall, 24/7 coverage and inevitable book deals and movie rights fill every single day of our lives as long as that koranimal remains alive, a subhuman scumsack that should’ve had an empty cartridge hammered into the back of his head fifteen seconds after 9/11.
But hey, at least “we’re better than them”, right?
Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
There is now word that a judge has denied the request:
"Judge Leonie Brinkema said federal law prevented a guilty plea being changed once a sentence has been imposed. “His motion is too late and must be denied on this basis alone,” Brinkema said." (source)
Fouad Ajami–Director of the Middle East Studies Program at John Hopkins University–addresses the issue of the clash between Islam and the West:
"I mean, in fact, the great question is, you know, the famous question, why do they hate us? And the Bernard Lewis answer is why worry about it? They will always hate you. What you should worry about is, why don’t they fear us? Why don’t they take us seriously? I mean, this is the question." (Go read this article)