i dont' normally talk about current events. however, the execution of Saddam Hussein has hit a nerve, and i can't ignore it. i watched a video talking about the execution, and it showed him all the way to them placing the noose around his neck. they said that some arab television was showing pictures of the body, but that they felt they were too graphic for them. in what way is this different from showing the bodies of his sons when they were killed, or the cleric they recently killed? i was seriously and deeply disturbed by this. to me, hanging is a barbaric way of doing things. however, some would argue that execution in general is barbaric. others would quote the "eye for an eye" verse in the bible. somehow, i never thought he'd be executed. it makes me wonder if he will be come a martyr for the Sunnis. something about this just strikes me as wrong.
they put mad dogs down. but humans? i don't know. I suppose part of the odd feeling i have is that he was our version of Hitler, except hitler did himself in before the allied troops could get at him. maybe that was a part of why the nuremburg trials were so crazy. we can't get the main guy, so let's take it out on his minions. except in this case, the minions have already been taking it in the shorts, and just now, the head guy gets it, too.
i don't know.