Monday, November 06, 2006
Death by Hanging
Saddam Hussein is, without a doubt, a modern day murderous tyrant who terrorized an entire nation. Had he not been deposed by the coalition forces three years ago, he would have continued his cruel and despotic rule indefinitely. Not only that, but his murderous sons would have magnified the terror three fold and insured this nightmarish legacy would continue even further into the future. For the countless victims of their crimes it is appropriate and just that their lives should be cut short. The sons have already paid their debt and now the final chapter must be written. Yes, there is no place on this earth for monsters like Saddam Hussein who with the stroke of a pen condemned hundreds, if not thousands, of men, women and children to agonizing death. We cannot in good conscience look through Hussein's eyes and contemplate mercy. We must look, instead, through the eyes of the many victims and recognize the unspeakable horror moments before death mercifully claimed them. Those victims, whose bones are scattered under the sands surrounding Baghdad, implore us to shed no tears when the hangman does his deed.