Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged with using weapon of mass destruction

The charges include one count of using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction – an improvised explosive device or IED – against persons and property within the United States resulting in death, and one count of malicious destruction of property by means of an explosive device, resulting in death. US prosecutors did not announce whether they would seek the death penalty.

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Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to diminish the horror of what this guy did at all... But didn't the WMD label used to be reserved for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons? Or are we saying George Bush was right all along? Surely Iraq had pressure cookers...