"I will not apply for death," Mr. Moussaoui said. "I will fight every inch against the death penalty."
Judge Brinkema, a soft-spoken judge who has been in charge of the case from the start, offered evidence of familiarity with him and his habits as she questioned him closely about whether he fully understood the implications of his plea. She flattered him with compliments on his sophistication about the law, and added that Mr. Moussaoui, who has advanced business degrees from a college in England, "is extremely intelligent with a better understanding of our legal system than some of the lawyers who have appeared in court."
Mr. Moussaoui told her, "I know I cannot expect any leniency from the Americans."
As marshals led him out, Mr. Moussaoui shouted: "Allah akhbar! God curse America!"End Slice:
Just a short question to get the dialog rolling: Is his god the same god we worship?