Is Death by Hainging Just too Easy a Punishment for Saddam Hussein?

United States
November 6, 2006 3:57am CST
I think it is! In fact, my thoughts on what his appropriate punishment should be cannot be posted on myLot because of their guidelines.
5 responses
@tarachand (3895)
• India
6 Nov 06
Human life is precious, Saddam did not undersatnd this or did not care. I am absolutely against capital punishment. In Saddam's case, I am have to make an exception. Well, the end of another despot, but I wish it had been brought about in a fair and lawful manner. The US had to manufacture a false premise to attack a soverign nation. Saddam deserves what he has been awaraded, but did the Iraqi citizens ask Bush to intervene in the first place? This is the blot that is gonna remain on the US forever, I wish it were not so, for the US is a country that I admire the most after my own - India.
• United States
9 Nov 06
tarachand, I suspect that Saddam did not care. I can absolutely see why you would make an exception in his case! However, I have to respectfully disagree with you about the false premise to attack a sovereign nation. I don’t see Iraq as a sovereign nation, and I do believe the U.S. had good reason to believe that Iraq had possession of weapons of mass destruction. It is true that the Iraqi citizens did not ask Bush to intervene, however, the U.S. had to take the necessary steps to prevent future attacks on the U.S. as well as other countries. It may remain a blot against the U.S. forever, but that is the cost of taking the necessary precautions. I’m glad to hear that you admire the U.S. the most after India. I admire India as a peaceful nation.
@raeleighb (385)
• United States
9 Nov 06
yea! i think since he tortured so many innocent ppl, he himself should be torture, then burn alive. (like the Salem witch trials)
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I couldn't agree more!
• United States
6 Nov 06
I think he is getting off easy with that punishment. I support the eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth school of thought
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• United States
9 Nov 06
I agree, the punishment does not fit the crimes. For him, an eye for an eye would work best.
• United States
6 Nov 06
Not too easy. lethal injection would be easy, but HANGING...Thats rough!
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• United States
9 Nov 06
lorilynn, It is true that lethal injection is easier than hanging, but even hanging is too lenient for Saddam. No matter what he gets, it could never equal the damage and pain he has caused others.
@Sm00tH (2040)
• Belgium
6 Nov 06
well at least he's gonna suffer a bit, not long but a bit
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• United States
6 Nov 06
I know, but 100 years of suffering for him is not enough to suit the crimes that he has done to others.