Thursday, May 04, 2006

A little bit of drama

I like a little bit of drama sometimes...

From about the Moussaui trail (he assisted the hijackers of the 9/11 planes)...
Brinkema firmly refused to be interrupted by the 37-year-old defendant as she disputed his declaration from a day earlier: "America, you lost. ... I won."

"Mr. Moussaoui, when this proceeding is over, everyone else in this room will leave to see the sun ... hear the birds ... and they can associate with whomever they want," she said.

She went on: "You will spend the rest of your life in a supermax prison. It's absolutely clear who won."

And she said it was proper he will be kept away from outsiders, unable to speak publicly again.

"Mr. Moussaoui, you came here to be a martyr in a great big bang of glory," she said, "but to paraphrase the poet T.S. Eliot, instead you will die with a whimper."

At that point, Moussaoui tried again to interrupt her, but she raised her voice and spoke over him.

"You will never get a chance to speak again and that's an appropriate ending."


At 8:08 PM, Blogger Bud said...

Good blog. I think the verdict was appropriate. Life sentence is the cheapest option, considering that there is an automatic appeal from a death sentence. He vanishes from the stage now into the bowels of Supermax in Penrose, Colorado. Let them make a martyr of him now!


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