The Moussaoui Case: Nothing Comes Easy

When prosecutors charged the French Moroccan Zacarias Moussaoui 17 months ago with conspiring in the Sept. 11 attacks, they didn't count on the case's becoming a Pandora's box of legal nightmares. First he fired his lawyers and peppered his court appearances with denunciations of the U.S. Then the judge ruled that Moussaoui had the right to question Ramzi Binalshibh, an al-Qaeda member now in U.S. custody who says he was central to the execution of the attacks and that, some reports say, Moussaoui was not involved. Federal prosecutors last week--arguing that the threat to national security of allowing Moussaoui to question...

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