Dec 302006

I didn’t think this day would come. I thought we would pay for a soldier’s restraint (in not rolling a grenade or two into his hole) forever. I’m pleased I was wrong.

Of all I’ve read on the execution of the Butcher of Baghdad, I like this Mario Loyola piece the best. I believe it carries the correct message to the world–both to those who continue to doubt that removing Saddam Hussein from power was the correct decision, and to those who would emulate him.

I don’t believe in a fire and brimstone hell. Sometimes I enjoy the thought that maybe I’m wrong. I’m having one of those times right now.

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  1. I am not exactly proud to say that I searched for and watched the video of the hanging taken with a cell phone. Over at my blog, I expressed my longstanding mixed feelings about putting people to death, but what it boils down to is that he was a vile, evil person who would have lived the rest of his days without a modicum of remorse for his crimes against humanity. The world is a better place without him.

  2. Yup, me too. I searched for it, then found it, then watched it.

    It didn’t bother me so much. But I was deeply disturbed by one of the first beheading videos that came out of over there. Maybe that one’s moved my borders or something.

    However we get there, we agree on this: good riddance to the Butcher of Baghdad.

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