Thursday, May 04, 2006

Cancel The Virgins

Zacarias Moussaoui gets life in prison instead of the death penalty. Major kudos to Judge Leonie Brinkema who, in response to Moussaoui's claim yesterday ("America, you lost, I won!"), told him today at his final sentencing:

Mr. Moussaoui, when this proceeding is over, everyone else in this room will leave it to see the sun, hear the birds, and they can associate with whomever they want. You will spend the rest of your life in a supermax prison. It's absolutely clear who won. You came here to be a martyr in a great big bang of glory, but to paraphrase the poet T.S. Eliot, instead you will die with a whimper.