Reactions to Saddam Execution
Worst headline: From Australia, "Iraqis Dance as Saddam Swings".
European leaders focus their comments on the death penalty.
Now what? More war, as usual, more U.S. soldiers will die, more billions of our dollars will be spent and we are not one bit safer.
We are all tainted by the vengeance in our name.
Update: From a soldier in Iraq:
"First it was weapons of mass destruction. Then when there were none, it was that we had to find Saddam. We did that, but then it was that we had to put him on trial," said Spc. Thomas Sheck, 25, who is on his second tour in Iraq. "So now, what will be the next story they tell us to keep us over here?"
The Catholic Church:
Saddam's execution punishes "a crime with another crime. ... The death penalty is not a natural death. And no one can give death, not even the state." - Cardinal Renato Martino, Pope Benedict XVI's top prelate for justice issues.
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