posted on May, 24 2004 @ 01:13 PM
Originally posted by John bull 1
......and the hang 'em, flog 'em brigade are not the majority in the UK either.
Oh I think you'll find that they are. The vast majority of polls that I've seen from the British public, advocate the return of capital
Basically, as many people in the UK want the death penalty returned as those who support it in the US.
My personal opinion is that the death penalty has no place in our society. I believe people support it because they perceive that convicted criminals
aren't serving long enough sentences and have an easy time of it in prison.
As for Saddam? I support my country's stance. Why should we use a double standard? Haven't we been accused of enough moral U-Turns without having to
bear responsibility for another? There is absolutely no doubt that Saddam will be convicted without UK evidence. If the Iraqis want to execute him
then let them do everything themselves. Possibly, they will be creating a martyr - I don't see why the UK should be involved in helping to bring that