i'm finding this whole Saddam Hussein hanging rather strange, and as is the case in most situations, i'm not exactly sure where i stand. on one hand i want to say, "yes. kill the man. he was a murderer in the 80's and deserves to be punished." but at the same time i sit and think, "since when was killing someone ever kosher?"
two wrongs don't make a right. thats what i was always taught, and as difficult as it is to apply such a childish lesson to such a not-so-childish event...why shouldn't it hold true? if the man deserves to be punished then he needs to be punished, but who besides God has the authority to say who deserves to die? how can someone justly kill another life. justice? sure. does he deserve it? i just don't know. i simply can't come to terms with the fact that a man was justly hanged. i dunno. maybe i'm just a pansy, but i'm not a fan of killing.
even if the man is responsible for x number of deaths - i'm not sure it is necessary.
i'm probably just naive.