UPDATE : December 30th 2006 : He’s dead. He was hanged at 6am local time.
He certainly did bad things and was responsible for many atrocities against mankind. But I feel slightly uncomfortable with the FACT that the equipment to create nuclear weapons was apparently sold to Iraq by the USA and the chemicals for nerve agents was apparently sold to Iraq by the UK. I think those responsible for those transations should also face questioning. IMHO.
I am not the most religious person. These ‘books’ seem to cause more harm than good. Especially when people ‘take sides’. I understand that all the religious ‘stories/fables’ appear to carry a similar message, and are indeed branches of the same tree. None of them condone killing another. That power is supposedly left up to ‘God’ – whoever or whatever he or she may be, to you.
Wow. So they have sentenced Saddam to death.
I live in a country where we don’t legally kill people any more (UK). It’s an odd feeling thinking about someone’s death by the hand of the law. He certainly deserves to be punished for his crimes. In his country, they kill people for crimes such as his. They do in America too. I don’t know if I agree with it. If there is a God, then I doubt he or she would either.
Gandhi said “An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind” – I tend to agree. Jesus told people to turn the other cheek.
Would it be enough to let him rot in jail? I don’t think so. But hanging? It’s so barbaric. Why not poison gas or injection? I don’t know. He made so many people suffer that he surely deserves what he gets. But suddenly it doesn’t feel like 2006 any more.
Disturbed and confused. But strangely pleased this farcical trial is now over.
Now let’s see what happens. I’m sure it won’t all be good.