Fort Hood terrorist Nidal Hasan did not mount a defense when he had the chance and rested his case this week.
Hasan is clearly guilty. But as I've said many times, there are a lot of side issues here and possible routes for appeal given the twists and turns this case has taken.
Hasan's former lawyer, John Galligan, is, I think, a good guy. We often wonder how an attorney could represent and defend a person like Hasan. In Galligan's case, he always seemed more interested in making sure the government was doing its job and holding it accountable in matters of process and disclosure than he was in literally defending Hasan. The biggest issue moving forward will be whether or not Hasan appeals because the judge wouldn't let him use his "defense of others" strategy in court.
If Hasan wanted to admit that he killed soldiers so they wouldn't kill other terrorists, then let him. But she didn't and here we are.