I turned on the news this morning and I couldn’t escape images of Hussein’s grey body in that body bag or the footage of the preparation leading up to his hanging (I couldn’t watch but from what I saw they were showing the hangmen putting the noose around his neck. I doubt they showed more). I couldn’t even watch…and I watch LOTS of crime dramas, and am not squeamish about that stuff. But this was REAL. This is a real person, a once living breathing creation of God. My resolve against the death penalty has been strengthened…yes, even in this case.

Hussein was a man who did evil things. But his execution has not changed anything in Iraq andhas only turned other men into killers.

Dave over at mindful mission had a bit to say on this and I feel he said it well. Read on.