I heard this woman on NPR today and her eloquence really got me, so I went and grabbed the interview off the website.
(Mindy Kleinberg’s husband, Alan, was a securities trader with Cantor Fitzgerald, working on the 104th floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center. Kleinberg has watched some of the Zacarias Moussaoui trial on closed circuit TV, at a satellite courtroom in Newark, N.J., set up for victims’ families.)
What my family has gone through and the impact that it’s had on us will be the same whether he’s put to death or not. For me he’s never been my proxy.
You know, it’s almost like a scapegoat — we’re going to hold this man up and put him to death so you can all feel better. It doesn’t work for me.
If you catch Osama Bin Laden, I will feel better. If you fix the FBI, I will feel better. If you fix the CIA, I will feel better. If you get radios for the firefighters in New York that work, I will feel better. Putting Moussaoui to death has zero impact on my life and he is not my proxy.