Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The gang who couldn't shoot straight

No...I'm not talking about the Bush Administration. Not exactly. If the last six years have proven anything, it's that they can shoot straight. They just can't alway pick out the correct targets, mind you, and sometimes all they CAN do is shoot...

Rather, I'm talking about the Justice Department's prosecution team for the case against "alleged" 9/11 terrorist-wannabe Zacarias Moussaoui. It's been four and a half years of errors on the government's part...with the case being thrown out of court more than once, only to finally have the crazy man himself, Mr. Moussaoui (whom even the 9/11 hijackers thought was a loon, apparently) plead guilty after trying to be his own lawyer. The case really does have a cartoonish element to it.

Well, yesterday came news that prosecutors have admitted that some witnesses were coached on thier testimony. The judge is p*ssed off and is now threatening either a mistrial (which might be good for the govt.) or taking the death penalty off the table.
Judge Leonie M. Brinkema said she had just learned from prosecutors that a lawyer for the Transportation Security Administration gave portions of last week's trial proceedings to seven witnesses who have yet to testify. In e-mail messages, the lawyer also seemed to tell some of the witnesses how they should testify to bolster the prosecution's argument that Mr. Moussaoui bore some responsibility for the deaths caused by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
(emphasis added by me)

These are the same folks who nearly got the case thrown out before he changed his mind and decided (again) to plead guilty. They arranged a plea aggreement that still doesn't make much sense. Way to go team!


At 11:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

interesting blog....... what do you think/know about the carlyle group?


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