Terrorism suspect Najibullah Zazi (nah-jee-BOO'-lah ZAH'-zee) has pleaded guilty in New York City to conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.
The 25-year-old former Denver airport shuttle driver also pleaded guilty Monday to counts of conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and providing material support for a terrorist organization.
He faces a life prison sentence without parole in the plea deal.
But surely, if he'd been whisked away to a secret detention cell and waterboarded a couple dozen times, things would somehow be better. Right?
Because we can't have terrorists arrested, read their rights, and charged with crimes in the ordinary fashion--that's just not "24" enough.