Thursday, July 01, 2004

News Watch: Saddam and the Death Penalty

In a journo interview on the local news (One News in NZ), the Presenter asked a CNN reporter whether executing Saddam would cause any problems. If executing the Nuremburg and Tokyo war criminals didn't cause any problems for the Allies then I have to wonder why Saddam's execution given his comparable crimes should cause any. After all, the Romanians executed Nicholae Ceauses├žu after a summary (in all senses of the word) court-martial and what happens? Romania is being admitted to the EU in 2006 while Turkey is still waiting for a date!