Friday, December 29, 2006

12.29.06-Even Hangmen Die

The buttinsky's of the Western world ought to shut up about Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti already. Especially about whether the Iraqis now in power hang him, that is. It is the height of imperialistic hubris and chutzpah and not to mention disrespect, to even offer an opinion about this here folks. It is their society, the crimes Hussein committed were (principally) against the Iraqi people, and in the end, it is their call about how to judge him and what form that judgment shall take. Period.

Personally, I oppose the death penalty, period; the only exception being for personal or collective self-defense. That is; if you attack me or my community, we have a natural right to defend ourselves with appropriate levels of force, up to and including, killing you. But other than this one exception, I oppose the infliction of violence or death.

However, I don't live in Iraq, and neither do you guys criticizing Hussein's fate here either. How do you imagine it would have gone down with the American people if some theocratic regimes had demanded during the Clinton impeachment in 1998 that he be stoned to death as an adulterer, because that is what they deem appropriate in their culture’s and tradition’s? Not very well, no doubt. That issue was America's business, and we’ll decide for ourselves.

The current Iraqi state is a US puppet; this goes without saying. But that doesn't mean it isn't acting on an accurate assessment of the will of the Iraqi people though. And so let’s let them decide, okay?

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