05 November 2006

Saddam Hussein

I usually have serious reservations about the use of the death penalty, mainly because of overwhelming evidence that our system of justice sometimes mistakenly convicts innocent people.

But in this case I have no reservations at all. There is no doubt whatsoever of Saddam Hussein's guilt for some of the most ghastly crimes ever committed by human beings.

If "evil" is measured by the infliction of suffering upon those who did nothing to deserve it, then Saddam Hussein is easily the most evil person alive today.

There has never been a case where the expression "hanging is too good for him" fits so well. There is literally nothing one could possibly do to Saddam Hussein that would come anywhere near being true justice for his atrocities.

Just this once, I truly wish that Hell were real.



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