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Confessions Terror Suspect Zazi Pleads Guilty Ed Andrieski / AP Photo

Terror Suspect Zazi Pleads Guilty

Dick Cheney may not believe it, but the civilian criminal system can work: Najibullah Zazi, the Colorado driver accused of plotting a terrorist attack on New York City, has accepted a plea deal and has pled guilty to conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and other chages. The deal was reached after Zazi cooperated with police over the past few weeks—one source says he was convinced after being told his mother could face charges. Zazi told prosecutors his planned attack was aimed at New York's subway system. "I would sacrifice myself to bring attention to what the U.S. military was doing to civilians in Afghanistan," he told a judge in a federal court.

February 22, 2010 6:00 AM