Why the quasi-philosophical debate and bickering about whether to keep Saddam Hussein alive or string him up?
The Iraqi people hung him and two others just the same way as they do to many others found guilty of heinous crimes on an almost daily basis. The death penalty there is ordinary and customary. The court proceedings, after initial condemnation by the MSM as unsophisticated and backward, are now being judged by many as praise worthy and in the very least adequately sufficient to prove guilt or innocence. Why can't we just accept that this is their way of dispensing justice? Is it our view that the process is backward and in need of updating? We must keep in mind that this is a nation where the very first laws were actually codified some three thousand years ago at a time when "western" justice was whatever the strong said it was. It is time to end this elitist attitude that our sense of justice is better than theirs and respect their decision to mete out justice which has been honed over three millennia.
In retrospect, it now seems that a mistake was made when Saddam was taken "alive" out of that spider hole. His recent and unsuccessful request for a firing squad execution over such an ignoble end as hanging, clearly indicates his wish for an honorable military style end. Those original captors could have granted his wish and also those of the rest of the world by going in with guns blazing.