Posted 28 December 2006 - 09:15 PM
I'm not anti-death penalty. I'll be glad to know that Saddam is no longer trodding this earth, just as I was glad that when his odious sons bit the dust. However, I am worried about the repercussions. Some Sunnis are going to be even more unhappy campers and will be even more hellbent on killing some Shiites.
And, in a way, Saddam's viciousness has been matched by some of the people that we "liberated." Daily, dozens of bodies turn up in Iraq with drill holes in their heads, tortured to death. Shiites, Sunnis--all are producing their share of murderous mini-monsters.
So, eh, personally I don't mind that this lunatic will die. But I don't have any hope that it will bring closure to the hellish mess that is Iraq. Survivors of his brutality will no doubt feel some justice has been done. But they still have to worry about what lies ahead: kidnappings, IEDs, car bombs, torture....
"Facts are stupid things." -Ronald Reagan at the 1988 Republican National Convention, attempting to quote John Adams, who said, "Facts are stubborn things"
"Although health care enrollment is actually going pretty well at this point, thousands and maybe millions of Americans have failed to sign up for coverage because they believe the false horror stories they keep hearing." -- Paul Krugman