The Left Shows Whose Side It's On
If hanging Saddam Hussein isn't justice, what would be? This is about the simplest test issue there is, because once you say that nobody can ever deserve death, you're just not a serious thinker. Likewise turning this into another crude whine about President Bush. Can you get any more puerile?
The reflexive opponents of this war are mostly like that. They don't believe that anyone's life should be taken, even to prevent him from killing even more of his countrymen. Not only that, they oppose violence of any sort. On what basis? Certainly not any religious faith. I could make a better argument against the war based on the Book of Mormon than that.
Do they think he could be captured without anyone being killed? Was it more justified that his sons were killed resisting arrest? To say that you just want to end the killing is not a realistic answer; it's a copout, a denial of the basic truths of existence. They don't seem to have any qualms about leaving the Iraqis to the tender mercies of another murderous Sunni regime that murders women as punishment for being raped. When one questions their convictions about women's rights, they'll offer demonstrations and seminars. Yeah, that'll work. George Bush has done more to advance the rights of women in the most misogynist societies on earth than any of the bien pensants of the left. And that must really rankle.
In fact, I'm not sure that this griping is anything more than sour grapes. They just don't like the fact that the Iraqis have done something that nearly everyone thinks is a good thing. Why the next thing you know they might start suppressing sectarian violence, then where would we be?