"An angry federal judge today halted the trial of confessed al-Qa'ida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, calling an unexpected recessed to consider whether US government violations of her rules against coaching witnesses should remove the death penalty as an option. "BBC:
"Judge Leonie Brinkema is considering whether to rule out the possibility of executing Moussaoui because of 'egregious' government misconduct. "
Can anyone believe that this flouting of the judge's clearly-stated rules is the result of yet more incompetence on the part of the Bumbling Bush Gang? Much more plausibly, Xymphora suggests that the government is deliberately sabotaging the trial before things get out of hand:
"The final move, worthy of The Trial, is for the government to tank its own case in order that the defense of Moussaoui not raise issues issues of guilt that point, not at the defendant, but at the Bush Administration which is instructing the prosecution attorneys. "