"Convicted Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui says he lied on the witness stand about being involved in the terrorist plot and wants to withdraw his guilty plea and go to trial. The judge turned him down."Apparently, Moussaoui was shocked -- shocked -- to find that the American justice system wouldn't just kill him by default. Go Figure. I guess six life sentences in maximum-security solitary confinement were starting to look pretty unattractive, which is understandable.
This is the first time I've felt at all sorry for the guy, quite honestly. And my sympathy isn't all that strong, either... it's just that he genuinely seems not to have realized that there was another way besides lying out the wazoo and trying to look like the awesomest terrorist that ever was.
We all make mistakes, but Zac's has bigger consequences than most of mine. C'est la vie, n'est pas?