For starters, you've got government attorney Carla Martin making senseless legal blunders all over the place, blunders that might very well lead to a complete dismissal of the case for capital punishment.
Then, you've got Mr. Moussaoui, who's already pissed everyone off by being a terrorist and French*, reportedly chanting al-Qaeda fight songs in the courtroom. Keep in mind that the supposed purpose of Moussaoui's appearance in court is to avoid being killed. One would think that further angering everybody wouldn't be a great way to ensure survival, but hey, whatever floats your boat I guess.
With all that going on, it's probably needless to say that this headline I found on Tuesday explained a lot in my mind (click on the image for the story):
The more I read about the trial the more I said to myself, "What drugs are all these people on?!" And apparently, the answer is cocaine. The way I read this headline, it would appear that the judge has been dishing out "blow" to everyone involved.
If this is true, it really all makes sense, from the craziness to even the chronic delays this trial's seen.
"Your honor, I simply must request another delay. You can see for yourself that Mr. Moussaoui is clearly stoned out of his mind, and I need more time to get the money I owe you. I promise I'll have it by tomorrow, I just need one more day."
And as far as I'm concerned, that's case closed.
*EDITOR'S NOTE: CJ thinks French fries taste a heck of a lot better than freedom fries. Sure the French jokes are funny, but let's not be ridiculous. It's really ok that we and France don't see eye to eye on everything. In fact, it's probably for the best.