The Execution of Saddam Hussein
I am against the death penalty. Full stop.
The Quaker Agitator has a superb post, written before the execution, that explains exactly why he opposes it and I agree 100%.
The grainy footage of the hanging is the most sought after video on the internet and the sad truth is that it seems many, many people disagree with us about the death sentence. It is also extremely chilling to think that people really want to see someone being killed. I would like to have found out the truth about the ALL the crimes that Hussein committed and and ordered. I am certain that the families of the thousands of victims of his regime would rather have found out the truth. Now we will never know. Instead of justice, we have a 2 minute video of a state-sanctioned killing.