Moussaoui Gets Off

A jury decided yesterday that Zacarias Moussaoui doesn’t deserve death for the hand he played in the 9/11 attacks. How the fuck did they come to that conclusion? They should have killed him.

The jurors deliberated for 41 hours over a seven day period before they came to the life sentence verdict. Quite the waste of time I’d say. I really can’t understand how these jurors decided to not kill this guy off.

This guy played a hand in killing 3000+ people. There’s people sitting on death-row right now that have committed crimes far less heinous than those commited by Moussaoui. And some of those people are probably on death-row for crimes they didn’t commit. Moussaoui clearly played a role and he gets life in prison, not death. I’d say he got a pretty sweet deal.

But knowing these religious fanatic types, he’d rather die than be in prison for the rest of his life. So maybe life in prison is a better punishment for this guy. To give him death would be to let him off the hook.

Moussaoui’s mother is blaming “racist american” for the conviction of her son. How fucking silly is that? The dude had a goal of killing Americans. We have every right to convict him, and much worse really.

James Joyner made a really good point saying:

“If Moussaoui doesn’t deserve to die for his crimes, almost no one currently on death row does. Those who argue that the current system of capital punishment is arbitrary and capricious have much more ammunition now.”

There’s already been lots of coverage on this topic, so I’ll just throw you over to those who already have a good amount of content. The Political Pit Bull has a huge post with many updates including reaction from bloggers and quotes. Stop the ACLU has a nice round of quotes along with a whole bunch of related posts.

Also, WizBang notes “Moussaoui’s final outburst”.

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (Reuters) – A defiant Zacarias Moussaoui was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, one day after a jury spared his life and rejected U.S. government arguments that the September 11 conspirator should be executed.

“God curse America,” Moussaoui shouted right before U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema imposed the sentence. “God save Osama bin Laden. You’ll never get him.”

heh, now that’s funny. Have a good ole time in federal-pound-me-in-the-ass-prison there Moussaoui. Maybe one day Osama will be able to wear your ass on his head as a turbin. After it’s all gaping and droopy and shit from the pounding of course…

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Saddam on Trial

His trial has begun, and the first part has ended. It will resume on Nov. 28 per Saddams request. In this first round, Saddam pleaded not guilty to murder and torture charges coming from a massacre in 1982.

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The first session of Saddam Hussein’s trial has ended. It will resume on Nov. 28.

Saddam pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges including murder and torture in a 1982 massacre.

Saddam Hussein still insists he is president of Iraq, as trial began on charges that could lead to his execution.

He was in a defiant mood Wednesday.

The toppled Iraqi leader stood and asked the presiding judge: “Who are you? I want to know who you are.” Then he declared himself the president of Iraq.

When the Kurdish judge tried to get Saddam to formally identify himself, Saddam refused. He said: “I do not recognize the body that has authorized you and I don’t recognize this aggression.”

He went on to say: “I do not respond to this so-called court, with all due respect.”

The presiding judge read Saddam’s name, calling him the “former president of Iraq.” But Saddam protested, insisting he still is president.

That’s all fine and dandy. He can claim whatever he wants, everyone living in reality knows it’s not true. You can get some background info on the 1982 massacre over at the Boston Globe.

Brent, over at NewsBusters has a nice piece discussing a lot of Saddam-friendly news reporting coming from the major news networks. I wish they’d just shut up, of course he’s not going to get a fair trial. He murdered thousands of people, he doesn’t deserve a fair trial. He doesn’t even deserve a trial.

Matt from Blogs for Bush wonders if Saddam is ” the Left’s new Mumia.” Michelle Malkin covers pretty much every angle, as expected. UrbanGrounds speaks of loony liberals and their willingness to believe anything anti-america related. Chad Evans (In The Bullpen) has a great overall analysis. Outside The Beltway discusses Saddams little scuffle with the guards. The Political Teen has some video .

Other coverage coming from bRight & Early, Sister Toldjah, Don Surber, and California Conservative.

Linked @ Mudville Gazette.

Pledge Ruled “Unconstitutional”

Yesterday, a federal judge in California ruled that it’s unconstitutional to recite the pledge of allegiance in public schools. All this started a couple years ago when Michael Newdow started throwing a fit that his daughter had to hear the words “under god” in the pledge while at school.

I’m a self proclaimed atheist, so this really doesn’t matter much to me. I just don’t care. When you recite the pledge of allegiance, you’re not pledging your allegiance to “god”, you’re pledging your allegiance to the United States. This has really pissed me off cuz I had to say the pledge every damn day in school.

In my opinion, the judge was wrong. He didn’t have to rule that the pledge is unconstitutional in a public school setting. Can’t the kids that don’t want to hear it just leave the room for about 5 seconds? I’m not religious at all, I still wouldn’t leave the room just because I know the meaning of the pledge. I hope Michael Newdow gets skull fucked. That fuck is forcing his opinions on others more than anyone ever has done to his daughter. Suck my nuts Dr. Newdow.

That’s how I feel, there’s a lotta people that feel much more strongly than I do. Some others people covering: Danny Carlton, Part-Time Pundit, L.T. Smash, Conservative Thinking, Outside The Beltway, Mark in Mexico, JunkYardBlog, and The Political Teen.