by Absolutely Adequate » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:18 am
Do the ends justify the means? I'm not sure.
Obviously the man was a terrible dictator and if anyone deserves the death penalty, it's Osama. But, failing that, Saddam is also pretty high up on the list.
But I wonder what the death will do to the escalating war in Iraq. To have the trial go on while violence rages outside the courtroom is unprecedented. My fear is that the trial is seen as politically motivated - a way for those in power over there to look like they are getting something done. But still, the violence outside rages.
I wonder if this will simply add to the violence and insurgency. I wonder if this will transform Saddam from a monster to a martyr.
mak1277 wrote:They should put the execution live on pay-per-view.
That's not a bad idea, use some wild animals or something to make it livlier, even give him a sword or a KBar or something since he's a self-styled tough guy...it could pay for some cluster bombs. If the Super Bowl ends up the Bears vs. the Bengals, have one of each fight over him at halftime instead of the "Lingerie Bowl"...
A hanging? Meh. I'd have liked to see it be more painful, but at least he's finally going to die.
Yes doctor, I am sick. Sick of those who are spineless. Sick of those who feel self-entitled. Sick of those who are hypocrites. Yes doctor, an army is forming. Yes doctor, there will be a war. Yes doctor, there will be blood.....