Killing Buffoons, Part Three
And so Moussaoui is one step closer to his lunatic dream of becoming a hero to his cause, a dream he otherwise could never have achieved without the assistance and cooperation of the United States government.
And the justice system is one step closer to teaching us all that some buffoons should be killed while others should not. It all depends on which sort of buffoon you are talking about.
On the one hand, we have a buffoon who was disavowed by al-Qaeda itself, but who claims he was supposed to be the guy who flew a fifth plane into the White House. No evidence for that, by the way. Except for the word of the buffoon himself, of course.
That is the sort of buffoon that deserves death.
On the other hand, we have a buffoon who had, or would have had if he'd been paying attention, plenty of warning of what was coming before September 11, 2001, only part of that warning coming in the penultimate paragraph of the famous August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing entitled "Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US", the memo Condolezza Rice labeled a mere "historical document".
Nevertheless, FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.
And that, in case you were wondering, is the sort of buffoon that deserves re-election.
As it happens, I'm also opposed to re-electing them.