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PROPRIETY OF THE DEATH PENALTY FOR SADDAM

 
 
Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2006 05:07 pm
By Jim Wolf
2 hours, 36 minutes ago



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ousted Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein's death by hanging has fueled opponents of the death penalty
in the United States, which is at odds with many of its closest allies
who view the practice as barbaric

Richard Dicker, director of an international justice program of New York-based Human Rights Watch,
said: "The execution of Saddam, a human-rights monster,
turned his unspeakable record upside down."




Hence, according to this politically correct fellow,
Saddam now has a GOOD record,
because he was hanged.

I doubt it.

David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2006 05:33 pm
For most of my life,
I accepted the consensus
that the death penalty was the most severe.

Of recent years,
I 'm not so sure; the death penalty involves
a length of time in fear and a moment of pain,
whereas it may be less kind
to have the offender languish in a prison,
( depending on how nice it is ).
David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2006 09:17 pm
By STEVEN R. HURST, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 9 minutes ago



BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis awoke Saturday to television images of a noose being slipped over
Saddam Hussein's neck and his white-shrouded body,
the pre-dawn work of black-hooded hangmen. They went to bed as new video emerged
showing Saddam exchanging taunts with onlookers before the gallows floor dropped away
and the former dictator swung from the rope.



Another witness, national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie, told The New York Times
that one of the guards shouted at Saddam:
"You have destroyed us. You have killed us.
You have made us live in destitution."

"I have saved you from destitution and misery
and destroyed your enemies, the Persian and Americans
,"
Saddam responded, al-Rubaie told the Times.


Interesting that Saddam thought that he had
destroyed the Americans; if that were true,
then how did it come to be that he was in
that drab, dreary prison having a noose
put around his neck ??
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2006 09:33 pm
Quote:
Interesting that Saddam thought that he had
destroyed the Americans; if that were true,
then how did it come to be that he was in
that drab, dreary prison having a noose
put around his neck ??


That reminds me of an old saying. "If you can't thrill people with your brilliance, wow them with your bullshit." Saddam had lied so much over the years that the only way that he could begin to "save face" is to lie through his teeth.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 30 Dec, 2006 09:42 pm
Phoenix32890 wrote:
Quote:
Interesting that Saddam thought that he had
destroyed the Americans; if that were true,
then how did it come to be that he was in
that drab, dreary prison having a noose
put around his neck ??


That reminds me of an old saying.
"If you can't thrill people with your brilliance, wow them with your bullshit."
Saddam had lied so much over the years that the only way
that he could begin to "save face" is to lie through his teeth.

Yes.
During the time leading up to both Gulf Wars,
I was taken aback by the blatant n flagrant lies
in which he persisted.

If he had not thrown out the UN inspectors
and had them on-the-job, asserting that he
was not producing WMDs
he 'd still be the unlimited monarch of Iraq.

Louis Capet XIV wud have envied
Saddam 's absolute power.
David
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