post #21 of 86
7/23/03 at 3:07pm
|Originally posted by mahdokht
ElCaseyS I really understand what you are saying and I admire your compassion, reason and the strength of your convictions, but I think the "ding-dong the witch is dead" comment really degrades the right of the Iraqi people to rejoice and the real possibility that their years in hell might be over. Even if that means that the one who was responsible for so much of their oppression had to suffer. Just as human beings have a right to compassion, they also have a right to justice and to live free of oppression.
|Originally posted by abimommy
I think people were talking about people in the US gloating, not the Iraqi people. We can only imagine the horrors these men inflicted on them and I can hardly blame them for being relieved they are gone.
However, I do think that it is innappropiate to do so over here, someone mentioned hearing gloating on the radio and that makes me kind of sick.
|"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Ghandi
Rejoicing at the death of ANY HUMAN BEING is, in my opinion, one step down the road to being as awful and inhumane as these men. We have managed to take all humanity out of them -- they have done bad things - YES, I'm not denying that. Like I said before, the world is probably a better place with them NOT in it. . . but that doesn't mean I should be happy that another human being has died.
I am sad they are dead. I'm saddened that their death will save other people's lives because the Saddam boys did bad things. I'm saddened by the whole situation. That doesn't make me a Saddam supporter.
|Bush is an.... ok i edited that no name calling allowed. I just think his ability to think of humanity beyond the moral scope of a childish game of 'cowboys and indians' is severly lacking. He seems to frequently gloat over and enjoy the suffering of others.|
|Originally posted by Delta
Wow. If he 'enjoyed' their suffering so much, I assume he'd have let Saddam and his sons continue their rein.
Give me a break. Fine if you don't agree with his politics, but that doesn't mean you can make him into horrible monster, which he is most definitely not.
|does, however, strike me as a person who relishes being angry, punitive and seeking revenge, and therefore does not qualify for the designation "nice guy", in my book.|
|And Bush is praising it - talk about SPIN DOCTOR!|
|However bad these 2 men were, I don't think getting rid of them justifies the death of a 14 yo child. I'm anguishing at the thought of what his mother must be going through.
And I am also angry at those men, who must have KNOWN they were being hunted, and yet still chose to keep the boy with them. They should have known better.