Al Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui has just admitted his guilt in the attacks of September 11. Yet Moussaoui says he will fight legally to escape the death penalty for his crimes. That is his right, I suppose. Too bad the 3,000 people he helped slaughter didn’t have that same opportunity. And why is it that people such as Moussaoui and Osama bin Laden, who extol the benefits of Islamic martyrdom, in the end do whatever they can to stay alive? There is only one explanation for it: hypocritical cowardice.