Faisal Shahzad, the defendant in the Times Square bomb plot, pleaded guilty to all counts for his role in the aborted attack. This marks an abrupt end to a terror plot that extended to Islamic militant groups in Pakistan, where he said he went to learn from the Pakistani Taliban how to build a bomb that he planned to detonate on US soil. In court, Shahzad listened as each count of the 10-count indictment was read to him, and then indicated that he understood the charges and the penalties that he faced. “I want to plead guilty 100 times over,” he said. This plea is consistent with his compliance with authorities since his arrest on May 3. He now faces life in prison.