2006_04_moussaoui.jpgOh, Zacarias Moussaoui, you big kidder you! Yesterday, the alleged (and confessed!) September 11 conspirator claimed he lied about his involvement and wanted a new trial. Reading his affidavit seems to confirm the life sentence jurors agreed on:

I had thought that I would be sentenced to death based on the emotions and anger toward me for the deaths on Sept. 11, but after reviewing the jury verdict and reading how the jurors set aside their emotions and disgust for me and focused on the law and the evidence that was presented during the trial, I came to understand that the jury process was more complex than I had assumed...

I now see that it is possible that I can receive a fair trial even with Americans as jurors.

Moussaoui chalked up his problems with understanding the justice system to not having a Muslim lawyer and being in solitary. He also said his confession that he was supposed to fly a fifth plane on September 11 was made-up, too. At any rate, U.S. District Judge Leonia Brinkema rejected his motion.

Check out the dockets for USA vs. Moussaoui, including his affidavit (PDF) and the motion rejecting it (PDF). And Wikipedia on Moussaoui.