Strange Muslim Loner Alert. No, I am not the prosecutor. Not that it wouldn’t have been fun. From CNN, with thanks to Mackie:
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia (CNN) — Had Zacarias Moussaoui only told the truth after his arrest a month before the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the lives of Americans could have been saved, a prosecutor told jurors as the penalty phase of Moussaoui’s trial got under way Monday.
“He lied so the plot could proceed unimpeded,” Robert Spencer said in his opening statement. “He lied, and 3,000 people died.”
But defense attorney Edward MacMahon said there was no evidence that Moussaoui knew about or participated in the terrorist attacks, or had any contact with the 19 hijackers.
“Moussaoui certainly wasn’t sent here to tell a lie,” said MacMahon, who called his client a “strange Muslim loner.”