Thursday, May 04, 2006

Zack The Moose

(79) Zack The Moose

So, what would you have done if left to vote on the fate of Z. Moussaui?

Baloney! You have no idea what you would have done.

Neither does anyone else.

On the one hand, here’s a guy who hates America, who wants to destroy us, who participated in some way in the 9/11 attacks.

He said he wanted to die. Do you believe him? If so, why would you? If not, why not.

Were he to be executed, he would (a) save the USA a ton of money. It costs big bucks to keep people in prison. But less than the costs surrounding an execution. And (b) would become a martyr to his cause.

This space has long believed and often expressed the belief that martyrdom is meaningless.

Like, Dude, who cares if he’s a martyr. Hasn’t done much for MLKing@SCLC.org. Hasn’t done much for YRabin@peacenik.Is. Didn’t do a hell of a lot for JFK@NDC.org. Martyrdom is overrated.

Those of us who believed that OJ would be convicted and would convert to Islam were wrong on both counts. OJ knows that residuals are better than martyrdom. Maybe Zack the Moose does, too.

So, maybe what he said isn’t what he really thought. But who cares.

Now, he’ll spend the rest of his life behind bars (who knows how long that life will be.)

But let us pause one moment to remember a good friend, who will be known in this corner only as Tinkerbell.

Tink is 6’7” and weighs close to 350 pounds.

At most recent check he was serving a short sentence for sticking up a 7-11 in New Jersey.

Too bad for the rest of us that Mr. Bell no longer is behind bars, for if he were, he would know how to handle “Zack The Moose,” and would have no compunction about so-doing.

That would solve a lot of these problems. And it would keep “Preparation-H” in business.

I'm Wes Richards, my opinions are my own, but you're welcome to them.

(c) 2006 WJR

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