What penalty should Saddam get??

View Poll Results :What penalty should Saddam get??
Death Penalty! 23 69.70%
Lifetime! 10 30.30%
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December 16th, 2003  

Topic: What penalty should Saddam get??

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for a fair and open trial for Saddam Hussein, and said that the UN remained opposed to the death penalty.


What penalty do you think Saddam Hussein deserves?
Do you have any other (serious) options other than the two listed?
December 16th, 2003  
I'm personally (most of the time) against the Death Penalty.
And I don't think it's the right thing even in Saddams case.

Saddam is still a very popular man both in Iraq and in many muslem countries.
An execution could make him a martyr, and we could face a lot more terrorism after such an action.
Saddam does also have a lot of secrets that I think the rest of the world should know of, and it may take many years after he is convicted before he may tell the worst ones of them. (If he ever will do it)

I think maximum security, lifetime prison is what he deserves!
December 16th, 2003  
I wouldn't even take a chance even if it's 99,99% he won't get out.

I ain't for death penalty, but for others safety, It's definetly the best solution.

Who knows what he can cook up in jail with some criminals?

Naw, I don't trust him or other in that matter.
December 16th, 2003  
Cool new Avatar GhostWolf..

I too want a 99,99999999999% secure prison (I think 100% is impossible to make...)
And he should of course sit there alone. (in the dark... 8) )
December 16th, 2003  
I don't trust the people in the prisons.

Everyone can be bought and some people just are betrayers by nature.

Just kill him and get it over with, I would gladly have him as a throphy in some museum.

Well, though, I hope he sits in the best prison of US.

Then I would rely more on the prison.

Better there then Russia..

If he would sit in Russia, he would be out in 3 days.

Don't ask me why, I just know he will..
December 16th, 2003  
My Catholic nature usually tells me to be against the death penalty, but I think God will allow this exeption

Kill the bastard and get it over with
December 16th, 2003  

Dude, Are you my freakin brother or something?

Just kidding though..

I just like your ways.. We same to be of the same caliber as people say.. Hehe..

I am a catholic at heart.. I truly am, just haven't got my thumb out of my @ss and gone to church yet..

I maybe don't follow everything in the catholic belief, but catholism is what I believe in and what gives me strength and comfort.

But yeah.. I agree, kill the bastard and just go on with our lives..
December 16th, 2003  

Topic: Re: What penalty should Saddam get??

Originally Posted by Redleg
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for a fair and open trial for Saddam Hussein, and said that the UN remained opposed to the death penalty.

To be honest, I think the UN should go stick it. I think that President Bush is doing the right thing, giving the Iraqis the power to mete out justice as they see fit. The trial is going to be public, so that argument falls through, and claiming that the Iraqi people are less capable of providing a fair trial for Hussein is insulting on many levels. Hell, I'd even call it almost racist, and I hate that word because of how overused it is and how much people throw it around when the label is unwarrented. (Just to be clear, I'm not talking about you Redleg, just the UN's position) I don't think they actually are racist, they just want to flex their much reduced muscle after their horribly unsuccessful attempt at bullying the United States, Britain, and our true allies.

My personal view is that he deserves the death penalty (which I am 100% for incidentally), but like President Bush said, "my personal views aren't important in this matter." The Iraqi people have definitely earned the right to try him.
December 16th, 2003  
I didn't say that I personally was against a death penalty for Saddam.
If someone deserves one, it's him!

But I don't think it's the right thing to do because that may (strangely enough) be a victory for him...
Saddam earlier said that he would never be captured alive.
But he was, even if he had plenty of time to kill himself..
This is a great dishonor for him, and keeping him alive would be a much greater penalty than execution.
Both He and his remaining family would have to live with the shame, and get plenty of time to think about what he has done.
(If he ever should feel any regret for it).
An execution could bring back some of the honor to him, his family and his folowers, and make him a martyr, and trigger even more terrorism.
Honor is an extremely big thing in most muslem countries, even greater than death! (I know this from working down there).

And as I have mentioned before:
We have to get the truth about a lot of things out of him.
Without him admiting about his reign of terror, WMD's etc. we will just see a lot of people around the world denying that it ever did happen, and Bush, USA, GB would be made even bigger villains than some people claim that they are today...
December 16th, 2003  
Yeah, I agree now, it might be best to just exile him or lock him up, but then again those terrorists may always be reminded of him. After all, you can find inspiration in almost anything we do to him if your an 18 year old arab kid.