I’m confused, perplexed, mortified, flabbergasted. And whatever other words you can find that are not routinely used in the trailer park. Why? Well, as I type this, apparently Mr. Saddam Hussein is going to be hanged for his crimes against humanity and beyond. I see headlines in the media that are almost gleeful and I suppose that there are a certain amount of citizens glad that he will soon die.
But I must ask myself, is it right to be happy when a human beings life is exterminated? No matter the human being in your eyes, is he not still a human being? To see a picture of cute Katie Couric below a picture of Mr. Hussein with a glaring headline “Time Running Out for Saddam” and not puke?
I’ll leave it for another day to discuss the death penalty, Thou Shalt Not Kill and other issues. For today, I just wonder, why rejoice in the death of a human? Is he not now in custody? Is he not now incapacitated? Is he not now incapable of the things that he formerly did?