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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Leareth, Dec 29, 2006.
Well, let's hope that doesn't cause a huge spike in these figures:
3000th American military death in Iraq coming up.
Happy New Year.
I'm willing to bet that those figures will go up, fast.
Violence will only breed violence
Just saw this on the news too. Nothing good will come from this.
it is a sad time in our world's history.
Head on stick politics.
Well deserved, but I hope we won't suffer the consequences.
Yea just got this sent to me on MSN. I don't know how to feel. Personally I wouldn't have him hang, but alas it wasn't my country or family he destroyed so I don't know.
Fox News is showing live celebrations in Dearborn, Michigan... there's a large Muslim population in and around Detroit.
Personally, I don't think it could have happened to a more deserving person. Maybe now the people of Iraq can move on and put the shadow of Saddam behind them once and for all.
sets an interesting precedent for executing heads of state though...
I wonder if Bush thought that through...
I think this was poorly thought out.
I don't think his execution is likely to lead to a national reconciliation. I don't think the oddities of his trial and the rush to execute him will help establish rule of law in Iraq.
I also said before we invaded that there were no WMDs and that this was a war we could not win.
Not very likely that the US is going to be invaded and conquered while Bush is still alive. (Who knows what might happen 200, 500 years from now.)
Also, this sets no precedent for international law. This is Iraqi law and US law. The US goes to great lengths to avoid the idea of international law being applicable.
Once again i can only look at my world with a sad face and a tear filled eye. Human beings the only truly racional animal still can't learn the effects of fire VS fire.
I can't express my feelings.
I'm afraid that I go 100% anti-american.
But at the same time I know that other so-called first-world-countries are the same.
I hate violence! How can you kill someone?
Still it is the first time that a head of state has been put on trial for their actions during time in power. Interesting precedent.
Sad the struggle of simple distinctions.
Revenge is not justice. Satisfaction is not morality. Abusing human rights does not rectify, or in any way obstruct, human rights abuse.
So, which is better. To commit injustice, or to fail to guard against injustice?
"I am in reality resopnsible for the other even when he or she commits crimes. This is for me, what is essential in the Jewish conscience. But I also think that this is what is essential in the human conscience: all men are responsible for one another, and 'I more than anyone else.'"
The death penalty should of not been used, and should never be used
I just read this article about an hour ago, claiming that the trail was not fair. If Iraq is to become a stable country the trail should of been fair, it is a loss to the country in my view as the death penalty should of been applied through a fair trail.
I don't like this.
I would have preferred that he spend the rest of his miserable days rotting
in the prisons he created.
Even so, I understand as long as there was any hope that he might be freed one day, that it would be more difficult to move on.
The disturbing irony is that our own government made the cruelty of
Saddam's rule possible.
Anderson Cooper (CNN Live) appears to be "conditioning" viewers for the controversy of pictures evidentally taken at the execution which are forthcoming on tonight's broadcast. Ratings? Have you never seen a crowd at a boxing match? I'll watch, partly 'cause my arse is parked on a couch while online and, because I've followed it through Larry King Live, but it won't be with any sense of glee or satisfaction of right doing.
Just waiting to see pics/ video. Also can't wait for a new South Park, when's the next season start? I am normally against the death penalty, but in this case, "The Butcher of Baghdad" deserved it.
Saddam is gone, but Iraq is facing two other major problems; USA and civil war. So now, instead of one problem they have two. So much for the American peace.
This will be the most looked for video in the coming weeks... at least it'll give Steve Irwing a small relief.
Human's addiction to gore never ceases to amaze me
It's interesting how much difference a couple of decades can make in regards to peoples response to someone. Maybe I'm too old now but I still remember Rumsfeld greeting Hussein warmly.
Oh well another pointless death...
Here comes the draft. Ready? Or we can pay the foreigners.
I can't say he didn't deserve it, but it sort of lowers us to his level to kill him. A much more fitting punishment would be to stick him in the KKK block of a high security prison and have the guards all go on "lunch break" for 15 minutes then go back and sluice out whats left.