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April 04, 2006

Since We're on the Topic of Death Sentence Eligibility

Zacarias Moussaoui is now eligible for the death penalty for withholding information and lying to FBI agents about the 9/11 plot, and they think the attacks might have been thwarted had he been more forthcoming.

My question is, why come the FBI agents that neglected to delve into Harry Samit's evidence and denied a request to search Moussaoui's computer and belongings aren't similarly eligible for the death penalty.

"You tried to move heaven and earth to get a search warrant to search
this man's belongings and you were obstructed," MacMahon said to Samit.

"Yes sir, I was obstructed." Samit replied.


...Samit cited "obstructionism, criminal negligence and careerism"
by top FBI officials as what stopped his investigation.

The FBI had much more information about the plot than Moussaoui did, and they refused to act on it.

Since our justice system hands down death sentences like candy, why not pass them out to the folks who are responsible for the 9/11 intelligence failures and all the way up to the top rung of the ladder.