LOL…well, it made it very easy to read though…hehe
You can tell me all about it after we’ve gone to bed :p If I can stay awake that is
– Christa 2006-12-31 01:19 UTC
Hmmm I would surely have enjoyed reading that post but alas I’ll have to imagine that you, like me, are appalled by our sense of “justice”. Would he not have suffered more contemplating his crimes in prison for life? This was euthanasia and he didn’t deserve such release!
Wish you the very BEST in 2007!
– tisha 2006-12-31 09:32 UTC
When “prisoners” of the US are “suffering”, they are placed in a condo at the west coast of Florida somewhere, hidden from the rest of the world. Then the government will pull them out when they need them. The US government should’ve been punished for this as well since they were the one who made it all possible in the first place. Without them and their chemical weapons, the slaughter of those 148 ppl in Dujail in 1982 would never have happened in the first place.
As for the punishment…any life is to prefer if you compare it to death. But you need the experience that comes with dying to appreciate life enough to know that.
Saddam was all about control and power, and to take that away by execute him was the ultimate punishment.
So “release” is the wrong word. Fear and death goes hand in hand and very few people see death as a release, unless they are suicidal. And Hussain was not suecidal…far from that.
He was all about staying alive, no matter in which way it might have been.
The only thing I am against about this exercution is that he was only sentenced for one of a shitload of crimes. That wasn’t really fair to the Iraqi (or other) people. But as for the hanging, I think it was necessary. He had no right to continue his life.
– Christa 2007-01-01 18:13 UTC
I have mixed feelings about Sadam’s execution. On the one hand we have one less evil dictator in the world, and that has to be a good thing.
On the other though, he’s been captured and killed under the auspices of a far more evil superpower. His death will spawn even more hatred and xenophobia, and doubtless produce worse attrocities on both sides. It gives Bush & his cartel carte blanche to destroy more lives and countries in pursuit of profit and material gain.
And that is most definitely not a good thing.
If America wants to end the war on terror, it first needs to stop selling weapons to terrorists, training terrorists and engaging in terrorist activities themselves.
And we all know that will never happen.
– GreyWulf 2007-01-01 18:37 UTC
I also happen to disagree with the death penalty. So when the Bush commentary basically congratulated the Iraqi people on the execution of Saddam and lauding their democracy, I knew – once again – that Bush and I don’t share the same ideas about “democracy”.
– AlexSchroeder 2007-01-01 23:14 UTC
I’m glad to hear that
Democracy is the biggest lie of all. No so-called “democracies” are truly democratic; there is no rule of the many but instead we have an elected oligarchy masquerading as democracy. At the top we have an elite given credence through a voting system rigged to present little differentiation between candidates. Just consider how many US Presidents have family ties and links to royal families. There’s no choice at all, and without choice, there is no democracy.
Instead we have the rule of the many by the few. The rule of the poor by the rich. The rule of the corrupt.
And this is what they want for Iraq.
– GreyWulf 2007-01-01 23:54 UTC