Opposing the death penalty
Saddam's death - BBC has brought out a lot of handwringers pontificating against the death penalty.
As you might expect I'm also against the death penalty - I don't trust the government, full stop. So why should I want our leaders to have the power of life and death over us individuals? I'm not sure I am so against us individuals stringing up a few of our leaders though. But whatever I won't shed any tears for Saddam and to use him as an example of why the death penalty is wrong is bizarre and counter-productive.
And the unassailable argument against the death penalty? with Tony away in Miami John Prescott is in charge, would you trust him with the power to put his cross on a hanging warrant?