April 28, 2006, - 10:11 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Today is Day FIVE(!) of jury deliberations as to whether Al-Qaeda terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui should be put to death.
While yesterday’s deliberations were cut short due to illness of a juror, that it is now day five is evidence enough that “United 93” (MY REVIEW HERE) is, in fact, coming to theaters tonight too late, NOT too soon.
The decision to put this terrorist–who knew of and was complicit in the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans–to death should be a no-brainer. But it isn’t. The jurors even asked for a dictionary (which the judge rightly refused because it was not evidence introduced at trial).
If they don’t understand the horrific events of 9/11 and Moussaoui’s prior knowledge of them–and the appropriate punishment (death) for that–a dictionary won’t help.
One wonders what these jurors were looking up. In case the word was “wimp” or “spineless,” a mirror–not a dictionary–might be appropriate, based on the four days of indecision we’ve seen from them, thus far.
Bin Laden is laughing at them–and us, as are the millions of his compatriots who hate us.
Tags: al-Qaeda, bin Laden, judge, terrorist, United 93, Zacarias Moussaoui