Wednesday, January 03, 2007

John Prescott and Saddam Hussein

I seldom agree with John "Two Shags" Prescott, but here I do.

I do not agree with capitol punishment, but if you are going to execute someone it must be done with some sense of dignity. This clearly was not the case here.

If you are going to execute some one, then the last people the condemned man sees are his hangman and religious minister. Witnesses are kept separate. There is no record other than the official record. No one has a camera other than the official recorder.

The Iraqi government has launched an investigation. Well, it is too late. The horse has already bolted. The man has been hanged, the die has been cast.

Less haste more speed. More brains more success.

You can read the BBC article here.


CityUnslicker said...

bugger it. I was happy to watch the evil man get it. Also if we are going to act as barbarians and sponsor it too then we should have the consequences of our actions shown to us.

Benedict White said...

Well, Cityunslicker, each to their own. However what concerns me is the political damage this does and how many of our soldiers, and how many Iraqi's will die as a result.