Earlier today, the jury in the Zacarias Moussaui case came back with a sentencing verdict. Instead of death, they decided he should spend the rest of his life in jail.
When he heard the news, Mr. Moussaui apparently pumped his hands in the air declaring, "America, you lost... I won."
So... let me see. He did not get to fly a plane into a government building. He did not manage to kill even a single person. If it had not been for institutional inertia and, in hindsight ill-advised divisions of responsibility and jurisdiction, he would have given away more of the conspirators. He did not get the matrydom he so fervently wanted and volunteered. And he thinks he won.
This guy is starting to remind me of Franz von Papen.