are we too cruel to Saddam Husein??

@KahYee (104)
Netherlands
December 30, 2006 4:52pm CST
I know there are alot discussions about this man, but... I really want to ask, are we too cruel to Saddam?? He is a bad man, I agree with that... and it's his own fault. but why didn't they let Saddam live 2 more days??? It's 30 december, tomorrow is the last day of 2006, new year, I find they should have let Saddam live 2 days to celebrate the LAST new year day for him and to say goodbye to his family. what are your views??
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70 responses
• India
31 Dec 06
Yeah it was cruel! Could hav been handed a life sentence instead! By hanging him americans made no distinctions between themselves and saddam!
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• United States
31 Dec 06
It wasn't Americans that sentenced him to hang, it was his own Iraqi government that gave him that sentence.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
no kidding buddy. why does everyone automatically think it's all the americans fault?!
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@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
30 Dec 06
My fiancee says that he ran the country over there a lot better than we American's are running it now. There is some truth to this. However he also posed the question "So we let him live two more days, what's he gonna do Party?"
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
31 Dec 06
WE are not running the country over ther they have their own government. we are helping to train the miliatary and police.
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@16011987 (15)
• India
31 Dec 06
i agreee that he is cruel man and done ever thing which is not to be done ,but i feel that atleast he should be given time till bakrid .
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@prasanta (1947)
• India
31 Dec 06
America is trying to create a division between two major Muslim communities. Muslims should understand that and get united more firmly. America is targetting at the Asian markets, they are looking for a strong base in Iraq. Iraquians should realize that and act accordingly. The entire trial process of Saddam was a show.
• India
31 Dec 06
Actually there was a reason of hanging him on 30th bcoz by doing this the U.S. were safeguarding themselves as the whole world would be busy getting rady to celebrate the new year and there will be no sign of any opposition in Saddam's verdict. Regarding my views it was acctualy wrong on U.S. part on giving a verdict alson on him bcoz if Saddam was guilty then he should be handed over to his own countrymen so that they could decide their fate and not U.S. I knw many people will oppose my view but actually this should have been proper justice.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I have yet to hear a good argument that would postpone his appointment with the hangmans neuce. Letting him get away with the crimes against humanity will just open a floodgate of diranged dictators like him. I know justice will be sure and swift.
@imakella (669)
• United States
31 Dec 06
should be cruel bit shd have hanged later. bcoz he shd to be frustrated by ill significances. he must be somemore in a room where shd not provide any thing and in presence of some wild animals. the problem and pain shd hv undergone by him which he has done to other people.
• Pakistan
31 Dec 06
So what man we all know that Bush is a war criminmal and he has murdered some 2-3 million people but the question is that can you stop him?Can u hang him?Obviously not, so you dont have rights to hang other criminals,coz after all justice should rule humanity whatsoever it may be!
@jithinsb (520)
• India
31 Dec 06
i wont tell that we are too cruel to him,but what just done to saddam will never do good for the rest of the world...this will surely provoke terrorism...and that too on innocent people of america....
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• India
31 Dec 06
I THNK IT WAS A GOOD DECISION TO HANG HIM ON 30TH ONLY.THE WORLD WAS JUST SHORT OF SEEING ANOTHER HITLER IN FORM OF SADDAM HUSSAIN.WHY DID HE BE LET 2 ENJOY NEW YEAR????IT HAS PROVED TO BE A CAUSE 4 US TO REJOICE ON THE THRESHOLD OF NEW YEAR. I FEEL THIS IS THE RIGHT WAY OF HANDLING VIOLENCE AND TERRORISM PREVALENT IN THE WORLD.
• United States
31 Dec 06
Its not morally right to kill anyone. My dad flipped on me a couple years ago when i did a report on him. Hes a jerk and hes been hurting people for a long time. Things can only get better for Iraq. thank god its a new year we'll get a new president soon :)
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@abakers (72)
• United States
31 Dec 06
There is all this talk about why Saddam got killed, was it because of Bush or his own people. Should they have done it when they did because of the Holiday. I don't understand peoples way of thinking I guess. Saddam was a satanic person who didn't care for anyone and finally he got what he deserved. He had no mercy on anyone and if he were still living he still wouldn't.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I believe Saddam Husseim got what he deserved. But when L learned thayt he was to be exacuted yesterday. I felt very sad for him. I don't know why. I know he was a cold blooded dictater and murderer. and he deserved to die. but that dosen't change how I felt. The bad thing is I can't think why I felt this way.
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@Goranimal (315)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I think he got what he deserved, he didnt give the millions of people he not only killed but tortured anytime to say good bye to there families, Saddam was nothing but pure evil there was NOTHING good about him or came from him...and as of this posting he's been in hell for 20 hours
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@xXmeganxX (4423)
31 Dec 06
no i think the date was quite fairly, they just wanted to get this punishment over and done with and quickly i think.
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• United States
31 Dec 06
I think he got what he deserved, especially from hearing how he tortured and had other people torture for him. He was nothing but a dictator and deserved to die. However, is it really fair for countries to kill people with hanging or lethal injection because they themselves were torturers or murderers? Our goverment and other countries governments are also murderers. Our government convict murderers every day, but then we turn around and murder them also. That is not right.
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@coldmoon (1092)
• France
31 Dec 06
We sometime treat him like an animal but not a man, but with all he did, he deserves that. I don't think that neither a new year nor saying goodbye( or farewell) is important for him.
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@gigarange (1165)
• United States
31 Dec 06
I dont think its too cruel. He deserves it. I guess they didnt let Sadamm live 2 more days because they would probably want their New Year celebration to be more relaxed not thinking of the hanging and all
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@whitneyX3 (217)
• United States
31 Dec 06
cruel is the wrong word. its FAIR. what we did to saddam was FAIR. he wasnt a bad man..he was a terrible man!! he didnt deserve to live as long as we let him!
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@sylviekitty (2084)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Oh yeah.. let's drag it out. Let's let him have parties and all the celebrating he wants with all his family before he faces his maker. Isn't that more cruel? Get it over and done with. He had a daughter in exile anyway.. I don't think he could have seen her if he wanted to. The Iraqis did it the way they wanted to do it. It's done.
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