I don't understand why so many people are making a big deal about Saddam Hussein being taunted at his execution. Don't they understand that the ultimate insult is that they executed him, everything else paling in comparison. Why do we still do this in this day and age?
Don't get me wrong, I understand that he showed no compassion to his victims, and that he was a thoroughly despicable despot, but we as a people gain absolutely nothing by killing criminals. His execution differs no more than the fifty-three people executed in the United States in 2006, or the estimated 1700 to 10,000 executed in China. Oh, but most of them weren't taunted.