Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam Hussein executed

Just read on a political blog (Colorado Confidential) that Saddam Hussein was executed last night. Much as I have deplored the stories of Saddam's cruelty, despotic behavior, and murderous treatment of Iraqis, I feel that his death is just one more violent event in a millennium of violent events in the Middle East. It is vengeful behavior on top of more vengeful behavior and does not end anything. It is an odd justice that kills someone for killing someone. I don't believe in the death penalty, even for someone like Saddam Hussein.

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