09 March 2006

Moussaoui had a dream...

According to this AP report (via Guardian):

In his sleep, a dream formed in the mind of confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui: pilot a plane and crash it into the White House. The dream was important enough that he told his supreme commander, Osama bin Laden, all about it.

And here comes the punchline:

That dream has taken on a significant role in Moussaoui's death-penalty trial. Prosecutors say Moussaoui took flight training to try to make his dream of piloting an aircraft in a terrorist attack become reality. The defense argues it was the fanciful musings of a deranged mind.

An interesting legal argument that, "deranged mind". According to it, no member of al-Qaida could be put on trial.

Taken another logical step further, this premise may lead to a pretty interesting conclusions. Like, for example, make redundant the trials in case of possible Al-Qaida member capture. Just...

Nah, better not to go there.