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The Paranoid Android
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Saddam to hang...
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jestermephist From: jestermephist Date: November 8th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, that's kind of a candy coated world view. Sometimes force is needed, we could all have let europe be overrun by the nazis and just stood by on a moral high horse. We could die secure in the knowledge that those bad men were wrong but violence is never the answer. Maybe we should have hung Churchhill and Truman and burned Roosevelt in effigy for all those innocent germans who were killed?
paranoidandroid From: paranoidandroid Date: November 9th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Sometimes force is needed. Sometimes it is questionable whether it is needed. This time it is highly questionable.

The death penalty is wrong. There is absolutely nothing you can say to me that will change my point of view on this subject. There are viable alternatives to the death penalty. Most of the "civilised" world has worked out the death penalty is not needed - it's about time the USA did too.

I would not equate the Iraq war with the second World War. I can threfore draw no parallels between the two.
jestermephist From: jestermephist Date: November 9th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, I'm all for the death penalty, until criminals stop raping, molesting, or murdering I will remain in favor of the death penalty. You can throw civilised around all you want but that's a judgemental word implying those who don't agree with you are to be dismissed as less than you. You don't have to see the parallels between an evil dictator who starts with atrocities against his own people but eventually invades a less powerful neighbor and an evil dictator who starts with atrocities against his own people but eventually invades a less powerful neighbor if you choose. I do, but I'm an uncivilised American.
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