Thursday, May 04, 2006

Moussaoui Sentenced to Life in Prison

Via the NYTs, Judge Leonie Brinkema:
''Mr. Moussaoui, you came here to be a martyr in a great big bang of glory,'' she said, ''but to paraphrase the poet T.S. Eliot, instead you will die with a whimper.''
By not choosing death for Mussaoui, the jury rose above revenge and in Camus' famous formulation, decided to be "neither victims nor executioners."