Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam and the death penalty

I see lots of people who oppose the death penalty being very silent about the hanging of Saddam Hussein. Why is that?

3 Comments:

Blogger Lutheran Zephyr said...

Funny you say that. Last night about an hour after his execution was announced, I went to technorati and searched for Saddam Hussein. I found that most of the blogs that posted in those first few moments after his death were ambivalent or troubled by his execution. Of course, there were blogs that celebrated his death as if it would bring about something significant. But I'd say that the majority had a muted response or opposed his execution altogether.

Of course, I assume that the blogosphere is left-of-center and thus more inclined to oppose the death penalty and the war in Iraq . . .

9:52 PM  
Blogger Mata H said...

I think teh blohggers got the news out the fastest re any objection to the death penalty -- it was slow to come from any world leaders (they waited until after the fact, largely) and US religious/progressive leaders have been surprisingly silent on the issue, with some very few exceptions.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Mata H said...

sorry for the confusing 'h' placements in "teh blohggers "..

sigh...
Mata

11:29 PM  

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