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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Don’t shoot Saddam or hang him……….

Killing is wrong. Whether it is done by the state or an individual; a dictator or a democratic government; the taking a person’s life as punishment for their crimes is not the behaviour of a civilised society.

There is no doubt that there are monsters out there. People like Saddam, Stalin, Hitler and the Yorkshire Ripper are people who have killed, at will and whim, sometimes for pleasure, often for power and the desire to instil fear.

It is correct that the likes of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley spend the lives in prison. It is the only appropriate punishment for those who have taken the lives of others, that the state takes their freedom, forever.

This is what must be done for Saddam. He must be imprisoned for the rest of days and continuing punishment (and humiliation).

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