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Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

Postby Rkiver » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:20 pm

Well the BBC have it as their main headline.

So he's dead now, but was killing him a good or a bad idea? Some say good. Some say bad. Good, he paid for his crimes. Bad, he is now a martyr to certain fruitcakes.

But what do you think? And remember, he had nothing to do with the attacks on America in September 2001, and Osama Bin Laden and him are not friends, never were, and in fact hate each other and what they stand for. (Just to clear that up for any who think incorrectly to the contrary).
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Re: Saddam Hussein executed in Iraq

Postby Beafman » Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:41 pm

Rkiver wrote:Well the BBC have it as their main headline.

So he's dead now, but was killing him a good or a bad idea? Some say good. Some say bad. Good, he paid for his crimes. Bad, he is now a martyr to certain fruitcakes.

But what do you think? And remember, he had nothing to do with the attacks on America in September 2001, and Osama Bin Laden and him are not friends, never were, and in fact hate each other and what they stand for. (Just to clear that up for any who think incorrectly to the contrary).


Everybody knew that Osama and Saddam had nothing to do with each other, it is just bush who wants the oil, and a military precense in the midle east. bush can have his troops in iraq for ever, because bush, congress, the senate, and the presidents to come, all know that if they pull out, iraq will go into civil war, followed by a invasion by either Iran or syria who ever takes it first. But they will not pull out before all the oil is gone.

Also bush has killed more people in his time as president then saddam himself, and no one seems to care about it.
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Postby jelco » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:09 pm

I think jail for life was a better idea than killing him, but I don't think there's much support for this around here.

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Postby KingAl » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:28 pm

'Around here' as in on the IV website (full of card-carrying Republicans, presumably?), or 'around here' as in over there on Cygnus X-1?
In any case, I'd agree that he shouldn't have been executed. It's interesting that a president supported by many evangelical Christians supports an execution - aren't they supposed to 'turn the other cheek'? Oh: no-one even try to suggest that the judgement was genuinely isolated from U.S. bias.
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Postby sirvoks » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:31 pm

I think it was a bad idea. Mostly because it'll give the rebels in Iraq more reasons to get people to join them. I agree with whoever said something about Bush that wants oil.
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Postby shinygerbil » Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:46 pm

I agree that it was a bad idea; all my reasons have already been stated in above posts. (Particularly 'martyr to certain fruitcakes.') It's not productive, it's not clever, it just fuels the fire.
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Postby sirvoks » Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:18 pm

Well I agree with the above 2 posts. Also, we dont know if he has been tortured in secret by USA. He deserved life sentence, agreed, but death is really a 'light' punishment. Because he wont feel anything at all.
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Postby jelco » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:14 pm

KingAl wrote:'around here' as in over there on Cygnus X-1?


Do you have any idea what (indeed, not where) Cygnus X-1 is? I suggest you read the caption of the photo.

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Postby sirvoks » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:15 pm

A black hole? Interesting.. *reads more on wikipedia*
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Postby jelco » Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:23 pm

I put it down as my location because of cynicism.

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Postby doormat » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:17 pm

Hmm... yeah. Not 100% in favour of executing anyone if it can be avoided, but what realy annoys me is the way the media report this. I've heard "was executed for crimes against humanity" too often today, when that's a very specific offence that can only be brought forward by the International Criminal Court under the Rome Statute. Saddam was hung for 124 counts of murder. Bad enough, but not CAH.
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Postby sirvoks » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:27 pm

Kind of agree with you, but hanging is a somewhat light punishment. You don't suffer from dieing. You suffer from life sentences.
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Postby BrianBlessed » Sat Dec 30, 2006 10:55 pm

You also suffer if you are slowly grated to death over a period of several years.
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Postby sirvoks » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:11 pm

BrianBlessed wrote:You also suffer if you are slowly grated to death over a period of several years.


Yeah. And Saddam would probably be beaten up by hes fellow prisoneers.
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Postby coolsi » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:15 pm

He got the easy way out.
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