If the current verdict is carried out, Saddam Hussein will soon be hanged by the neck until he is dead. There are many reasons why this sentence should be commuted to life in prison. There are many questions about how fair his trial was and how politicized it was. How will another act of violence by state murder help to end the violence in Iraq? Iraq must change and rejecting Saddam’s murder would be a good place to start. Let Iraq’s future be based on due process andf equal protection of the law, not the crack of a hangman’s rope.
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