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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:53 PM
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Comments on the death penalty for Saddam
Comments on the death penalty for Saddam
By The Associated Press

Some comments on the executing of Saddam Hussein:

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"Our respect for human rights requires us to execute him, and there will be no review or delay in carrying out the sentence." Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

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Saddam's execution punishes "a crime with another crime. ... The death penalty is not a natural death. And no one can give death, not even the state." Cardinal Renato Martino, Pope Benedict XVI's top prelate for justice issues.

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"Today marks an important milestone in the Iraqi people's efforts to replace the rule of a tyrant with the rule of law." deputy White House press secretary Scott Stanzel, on day appeals court upheld death penalty.

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"Imposing the death penalty, which is indefensible in any case, is especially wrong after the unfair proceedings of the Dujail trial." Richard Dicker, director of the International Justice Program for Human Rights Watch.

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"Saddam is paying the price for murdering tens of thousands of Iraqis. This is an unprecedented feeling of happiness. ... Nothing matches it, no festival or marriage or birth." Abu Sinan, a resident of Sadr City, Baghdad's impoverished Shiite slum.

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"This is an unfair verdict and if Saddam is executed or not ... he will remain a symbol and no one can delete it, neither the Iraqi government nor the Americans." Muhssin Ali Mohammed of Tikrit, Saddam's hometown.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061229/ap_on_re_mi_ea/sadd...



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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:58 PM
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1. death has never been scientifically proved to be "Actual" Punishment of any kind
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 07:59 PM by sam sarrha
it is only a Blood Sacrifice when politicians promise to execute prisoners for votes if elected, knowing full well Capital Punishment is not a deturant to crime and has never detoured crime in any way anywhere at any time in history..
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:10 PM
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2. "Punishing a crime with another crime"
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 08:11 PM by Erika
I normally don't agree with the Catholic papacy but I do in this instance.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:24 PM
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3. The only thing more disgusting than the barbarity...
...of Saddam Hussein and other individual dictators who feel free to recklessly destroy individual human lives by the thousands to feed their evil ambitions--

--is the barbarity of an organized state using the veil of law and "justice" to destroy an individual life in the ironic and futile quest to prove that killing people is wrong. And the only thing more disgusting than THAT barbarity...

--is the vilely repulsive, subhuman pleasure, satisfaction, and ghoulish glee exhibited by people who do not have the excuse of extreme injury perpetrated upon themselves or a member of their families by the condemned, in gloating over the execution.

adamantly,
Bright
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:47 AM
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4. Well said. n/t
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