Why ie it that Saddam can be executed so quickly but we allow so many on death row to "hang out" foryears?
supposedly an American judge is upholding the decision of an Iraqi court ...........he is to be hung this saturday!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Because this country has too many damn liberal lawyers who file appeal after appeal for these scumbags and as far as I am concerned lethal injection is too nice. Time to fire up Old Sparky, use the Hangman or Firing Squad and conduct executions in town squares like the old days
- MariposaLv 71 decade ago
It was a decision made by the Iraqi people. An American judge is only there to make sure the Iraqi laws are being followed, he's not imposing the American laws.
- AngelzLv 51 decade ago
That is the difference between the American Government and the Iraqi Government. It is the Iraqi Government that wants a quick execution. And the American Government is just all for it.
- 1 decade ago
I don't know where you heard this, but I find it highly suspect. He hasn't even been tried for the other crimes he's commited, but perhaps the evidence was flimsy and they just wanted to get it over with.
Anyway, there are several reasons.
A: This guy isn't just a 'murderer', he commited Genocide and ruled over the Iraqui people with an iron fist for two decades. He's been convited in the court of public opinion since before the invasion. There was no way he was going to be found innocent or end up doing anything less than dieing in jail. Find me a Death Row inmate that fits these qualifications and you've got an argument.
B: Iraq is in a state of de facto Martial Law. When there are car bombs going off in the streets of DC, the courts and police are held at a stand-still and goverment is bound and gagged by sectarian factions in America, then you'll be able to hang anyone sufficently unpopular any day of the week. No problem.
Until then, you'll just have to put up with 'Due process'. Some really smart people, who just happen to have founded this country thought it was important. Maybe you should have a little more respect. If it wern't for due process, you could be held without charges indeffinetly, recive an invalid trial, be the victem of torture and many other fates that are being visited on people we call 'enemy conbatants'.
I guess if seeing someone you don't like die sooner is more important than your right to a trial to you, you should write your congressman about it, but I wouldn't expect to find them very sympathetic.
And note on those other in here's commentarys about Capital Punishment in America. Personaly, I think if we're going to execute people, the most humane, fastest and most satisfying means of execution for all is just to put them on their knees ghestapo style and splatter their brain matter across the wall.
It's fast and painless. And it's nice and gory so the familys can finaly get that nice sounding 'closure' when they hear the *BLAM* and see the body drop and all you crypto-facists can get all whooped up, smear yourselves in warpaint and blitzkreig the Bill of Rights until you've reached your ultimate goal; complete and total submission to the state. God Bless America. Then the familys can get home and still feel hollow, realizing now that closure doesn't come through the actions of someone else. But you never call them anyway. Sure, they were nice enough people when they were screaming for blood but now they aren't furthering your cause, so f*** em, right?
Anyone who isn't for vaporizing someone's skull in a fine bloody mist doesn't really support execution. They support the idea of revenge, but they're trying to dress it up pretty so they don't have to feel like they're killing someone. They lack resolve.
That's what firing squads are all about infact. Nine men and guns, eight bullets, one blank and not one guilty concience.
So, until you're ready to pull the trigger yourself, quit whining about the ACLU for doing what is promised in the constitution. America is built on checks and balances, if you don't like it move to Iraq. They don't enforce the laws there and people can be executed without a trial, for any reason and for no reason at all.
That's what you wanted, right?
"To kill a man in a paroxysm of passion is understandable, but to have him killed by someone else after calm and serious meditation and on the pretext of duty honourably discharged is incomprehensible." - The Marquis deSade
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- Darryl LLv 41 decade ago
IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY!! Lawyers all make money for every hour spent working on anything ! So appeal after appeal gets filed, and the lady that holds the scales of justice keeps getting fatter, along with the bank accounts of the lawyers. Justice is swift in overseas courts, and our lawyers would get thrown in prison alongside the other offenders. Ahhhhh, one can always hope.......
- Anonymous1 decade ago
i was wondering the same thing today. I live in Oklahoma, and there is this man who went to a crack house and killed 5 women. He did this in 1989. He was found guilty. All DNA was on him, and all DNA was found on the females. He was sentenced to death. He is still sitting in McAllister prison.
- 1 decade ago
Other countries have different rules and regulations.Cost probably plays a big part in carrying out the execution swiftly
- robert mLv 71 decade ago
I was thinking the same thing. Backward in most things but more efficent in this case. They don't have the money to throw away on crooked lawers and legal systems that tie things up for years. The people wouldn't stand for it. You get to appeal in thirty days,
denied, you die in thirty days, and in this case much sooner. Can't get more efficient than that.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
because of wussy liberal over educated useless politicians and spineless do-gooders that dont have the stones to do what is right to murderers that killed somebody. this system is mucked up baddd!oh yeah, I like that 30 days after conviction they hang them, Iraq has its prioritys in line! must be that religion thing working?eye for eye???swift and quick!
- shadouseLv 61 decade ago
This an Iraqi matter and we should butt out.