Was Saddams punishment a little TOO harsh?

I mean, just killing him won't do much to him. And plus, it wasn't ALLL his evil-doing

dont get me wrong, i hate him just as much as the next guy, im just wondering if maybe they could have sentenced him to a lifetime in jail, along with the other people he worked with.

Update:

MiddleFinger!: I honestly didn't think they were going to kill him. XD

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    the guy was responsible for killing close to a million people - you question was hanging unjust. In your mind how many people should he kill before hanging is the right justice. Perhaps decapitation with a hack saw blade on Arab TV would have been more just.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No it was not harsh because he killed a lot of people but I do get your point.Now more people hate the U.S.A.I think more people have died because of the west then him any day.Even if he was ruthless at least he had his country under control.Thats what most Iraqi people are saying.Now they are not even able to walk the streets without being shot at.I mean take a look at the killing of 100,000 native Americans.And the whole Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuke thing when Japan only killed U.S personal the U.S killed the civillians.Even if the U.S has its faults killing Saddam removed one evil dictator.But they should seriously go ahead and fight Osama Bin Ladin.The U.S should put its priorities in order and fight the person who is the real problem.

  • 1 decade ago

    I am against the death penalty, i do not like to see anyone die, even a maniac like that. I think that spending a life in prison, in which they deny you all the luxuries and freedoms you are used to until you die is a much harsher punishment. Keeping him alive till he was 90 in terrible conditions in a prison cell with hardly any daylight and less food would be the best punishment. To kill a guy like that, is going easy on him. He thinks he is going to heaven, hell this is probably what he preferred to waiting in a cell for his clock to stop ticking. People like Saddam who take the lives of other people and don't even flinch are monsters, but i bet he thought he was right about what he was doing. By Killing him we make the same mistake, wouldn't you rather prove him wrong and make sure he lives in agony, than kill him and hope he is in hell?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Define harsh. By Saddam's own stardards, no...it was'nt harsh enough. By his own standards, he would have been tortured slowly until death. And WHO defines whether the death penalty is harsh in itself? For thousands of years all the governing authorities of the world punished murderers by death. Now that liberals come along, who are they to say THEY are now the "new enlightened ones" and should tell us what is immoral or harsh and impose this new liberal philosophy upon the rest of the world? Personally i dont believe in torture (unless the guy wore a turbin and told us he knew when and where the next Al Qaida attack will happen).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't think the relatives of the people he killed would think it's too harsh a sentence. I'm pro-death penalty (obviously). Killing Saddam won't bring back the people he killed, but it will prevent him from killing again. Allowing him to live the rest of his life in prison would be wrong, in my opinion. He is no better or worse than any other killer in history -- from Hitler all the way down to Susan Smith and Andrea Yates (who killed their own children). None of those people should have been allowed the relative comfort of prison (though that's what Smith and Yates got as their sentences -- prison). They didn't allow their victims to live; why should they be allowed to live?

  • 1 decade ago

    Absolutely NOT. in fact it wasn't harsh enough. I personally have seen his actions onto his own people. He ordered the total extinction of a race of people. He is nothing but a MODERN DAY Hitler. And these people need to get there facts straight. It was not hundreds, not thousands, The number of the people he killed was well over 100,000. It is the bleeding heart liberals like you , that make me saddened that I fought for your rights to be able to ask such asinine questions. The man should have been killed thousands of times. And to those morons that think We hung him. Get your facts straight HIS OWN COUNTRY HUNG HIM. The did a service to the rest of the world.

    Source(s): Veteran Operations Desert Storm/Shield/Calm.
  • 1 decade ago

    I agree with Jessie. I don't know her opinion on captial punishment, but I am against it. I guess it's my values and, in part, my religious beliefs. But if you're going to kill someone...if that's your law and your belief...don't make someone sit on death row forever. Cruel and unusual punishment is against the law and I can't imagine a worse sentence than wondering each day if it's the day you die. So I "like" the way they did it. And overseeing the murder of hundreds of people...I still don't believe in the death penalty, but you're really pushing it then...

  • 1 decade ago

    Well, this question has been asked in one form or another about 274 times now. I actually find it a little disconcerting that so many would feel such sentiment for a man who did the things he did. Wow.

  • This is a man who killed people in his family. He tortured other people by sending them through plastic recycling shredders while they screamed for mercy. He killed hundreds of thousands. I have no feeling of remorse about his punishment.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    WOW...look ma...a real-life Rebecca from Sunnybrook Farm!

    Why do people like you try to find the bright-side of things like this...after the deed has been done?

    Where was your question (like this) BEFORE the hanging?

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