I don't want to be a brick in a wall. All bricks look the same and they are cemented into place, kept in rigid order. And walls divide. And life is like banging your head...

Saddam's Execution

Jack is offended. "How can you punish a person for killing someone by killing them?"

My mum says you have to draw a line under something. Execution is a full stop. It is closure.

Deb said she saw those pictures and felt sorry for him.

I don't agree with capital punishment, but this man remained a threat. His crimes were appalling. If anyone deserves to be executed, he did.

But, he was given the opportunity to go out with dignity, dressed as a hostage, with hooded hostage-takers in the background; I can't be the only one to have seen this similarity in the images. His last moments evoked pity, and that could have very dangerous consequences.

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