"The indictment is wrong-headed," Mr. Cogdell said, according to The Associated Press in Houston. "I don't care if you're pro-life. I don't care if you're pro-choice. This case is dumber than a bucket of hair."
In his opening statement, attorney Dan Cogdell said Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari had intent but that he never took the "substantial step" needed for the court to find him guilty of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction.