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Thread: Does saddam deserve to be executed?

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    eh, who cares if it makes him a martyr... I voted no because I just don't believe in death penalties... I think it's funny how we can say it's wrong to kill somebody, and then turn around and kill that person in return...
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    Saddam should be tried in an international court. His crimes were not explicitly toward the U.S.

    I really don't think that the U.S. should have the right to go into a country, grab the leader, and then decide what to do with the former leader just because 'that's the way they see fit'. He should be tried in Iraq for crimes against his citizens, other countries, etc.. He will likely end up dead, but then again most ruthless dictators do.

    If the U.S. refuses to allow an international court process then it will lose a lot of respect - not for capturing him, but for the attitude of "We can do what we want, so STFU".
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    Originally posted by Xei
    If the U.S. refuses to allow an international court process then it will lose a lot of respect - not for capturing him, but for the attitude of "We can do what we want, so STFU".
    they've already lost some respect for that...
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    President Bush has already made it clear that he will hand him over to the Iraqis to be tried.

    I agree with major_small that it doesn't matter whether Hussein is viewed as a martyr. I would like to point out that Hussein was a secular leader from a minority political party, so even if he was executed, it's unlikely that he will recieve much sympathy from Muslims or many Iraqis. Would it really be so bad if he was seen as a martyr by fundamentalist extremists? Seriously now, they're crazy enough already. I really don't see how getting marginally more crazy will effect anything.

    Oh, and as for those who would like to make themselves seem more mature by trying to quell younger members, what is your problem? Surely such extremely mature persons believes in free speech for all Grow up.
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    Originally posted by joshdick
    Oh, and as for those who would like to make themselves seem more mature by trying to quell younger members, what is your problem? Surely such extremely mature persons believes in free speech for all Grow up.
    Agreed. If anyone is not willing to discuss this topic with younger people then they can find themselves another board, there are plenty more out there with far more 'politically educated' people to bicker with than here.
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    I don't think Saddam Hussein deserves to be executed because no one deserves to be executed. Sure, I changed my mind temporarily for the worst of terrorists in the frenzy that followed September 11, but I have returned to my principled position. But I wouldn't be particularly upset if Saddam were executed; there are many, many more people worthy of my sympathy than a despot.

    I'd prefer a human rights tribunal be set up in Iraq to deal with this man. Or maybe the Iraqis should judge him using their own laws. Either way, it's important that Saddam Hussein be tried fairly and impartially.
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    who are we to judge? Has anyone got a source of information other than what the media feeds them?
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    Originally posted by Kinasz
    who are we to judge? Has anyone got a source of information other than what the media feeds them?
    A good point; however, I think that Saddam's crimes are slightly more obvious.
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    Originally posted by Kinasz
    who are we to judge? Has anyone got a source of information other than what the media feeds them?
    Yeah, I do. I work with several people who were born and raised in Iraq under the rule of this man. I have listened to their stories concerning the tragedies they endured, of the things that they witnessed before escaping to freedom; they would give you nightmares.

    The morning his capture was first being broadcasted, we were in the office at about 5 A.M preparing for a conference when it came on the T.V. (We usually watch the stock reports). The pure elation of these people was amazing. We're talking about grown men dropping to their knees, sobbing tears of joy that their country is finally free of this man.

    Thatís all the information I need.

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    Originally posted by Kinasz
    who are we to judge? Has anyone got a source of information other than what the media feeds them?
    same thought passed through my mind, but this seems to be an open and shut case

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    don't know, but I think that execution is inhuman no matter how bad the criminal is...

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    I'm actually surprised that no is in the lead

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    It's possible that Saddam could be a success on reality TV.

    Can Saddam stay on the island in spite of being hated by 90% of the Western World? Tune into Survivor 43: Calgary, to find out!

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    Yep, he should & will be executed by the Iraqis.

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