'this just in: SADDAM EXECUTED FOR WAR CRIMES'
so now he hangs.
sometimes, i wonder what individuals who are about to meet their makers at the hands of their adversaries are thinking. when the federal government gives an inmate on deathrow a last meal, does that inmate have the appetite to consume that meal? it must be a gut wrenching feeling to know that one is about to die, and that he or she has no chocie but to accept his or her fate.
but on the contrary, many argue, those who are on deathrow deserve to be there and deserve to pay for their crimes. i agree to that axiom to an extent, but my mind comes up with another counterargument: who are we to judge the actions of other people? isn't the judging of one's character God's, Buddha's, Allah's, Trent Lott's, Benedict's (choose one) job? we should not be deciding who deserves to live and who deserves to die.
albeit i have conflicting viewpoints, it's essential for society to dole out justice accordingly in order for society to survive.