Allah wins one!
Moussaoui will be flying back to London soon, pardoned by Kindler Gentler Georgie, to fulfill his dream
of completing Jihad against Christians and Jews. Bank on it.
I must admit, though, that the specific prosecution argument for the death penalty was totally nonfunctional. Even if he had somehow opened up and spilled the beans to FBI (under what motivation?) there's no chance that FBI would have done anything with the information.
Even in ordinary capital cases I'm fiercely tired of hearing the line: "Well, I think he should have to spend many years thinking about his crime. That will be worse punishment than death." This may apply to a few criminals who ended up killing as a result of a long chain of bad decisions, but those folks (quite properly) are rarely even considered for death. The hard-line murderers are proud of what they did, and 'thinking time' is really 'gloating time'.
The same argument applies here, though with a different twist. Zach-baby is an invading soldier who didn't get to complete his mission. He has managed to engineer us into keeping him alive so that he can plan and finish his mission. And rest assured he will do exactly that. When he says "America, you lost, I win" he is not crazy at all. He's simply stating an outcome that he knew in advance because he understood our weakness better than we did.
A trivial pet peeve: Why do the newscasters insist on pronouncing his first name to rhyme with 'precarious'? That's neither the French nor the Arabic nor the English way of pronouncing Zacharias. In short, it's not any way at all! But it's obviously the official line; I've even heard one infobabe correcting another when she pronounced it the normal English way.