The pain of loss and desire for revenge makes people nuts. You can’t kill people because of what you think they might have done. If we allow mind reading to become a standard of law by which people are killed, we will have officially returned to the Dark Ages.
Mr. Moussaoui did not participate in the attacks; he was in prison at the time on immigration charges. … “He’s a proxy,” said Mrs. Regenhard, who believes it is appropriate to view him as a stand-in for the 19 hijackers who died that day. “If this man would have been called up that day, he would have accepted the assignment in a heartbeat.” – NYTimes