Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Saddam Hussein and the Death Penalty

(Associated Press)

I agree that Saddam Hussein was a vile and evil despot. I am glad to see that he was toppled, I am glad to see him on trial and being made to face up to his crimes, but I strongly disagree with him being given the death penalty. If nothing else it will make a martyr out of him, and life-long imprisonment (which, it could be argued, is more cruel) will certainly force him to fully face the consequences of his actions over a long period of time.

2 comments:

C4' said...

I totally agree with you Paul. Furthermore, a state-santioned execution of Saddam would make us no better than Saddam himself.

Paul Burgin said...

A rarity!
Agreeing that is! ;)