Dead Pool

As noted many times in this space, I oppose the death penalty for exactly one reason; the likelihood, across 50 states and thousands of counties and 300 million people, of executing an innocent person.  As long as any chance of this exists, along with any acceptable alternate approach, capital punishment is to me morally unacceptable.

Presuming there’s a chance of innocence.

Which, I think almost everyone agrees isn’t the case with Hussein.

And I also usually eschew the ghoulish notion of the Dead Pool.  But for Hussein, and in honor of my Kurdish friends who will no doubt be celebrating soon, let’s do it.

Pick the date and time of Hussein’s death.  Leave it in the comments. 

I pick 3PM Central time tomorrow.  Not that I think it’s the most likely time, but these things seem to happen whenever the NARN gets off the air.

Your turn.

13 thoughts on “Dead Pool

  1. Sunrise in Baghdad is 7:05 for their Saturday, so that would be about 10:05PM our time tonight.

    Stick a fork in ’em


  2. Therefore, my new guess, taking into account all the legal machinations on this side of the pond, is that Hussein will hang at midnight Baghdad time on Feb. 13, 2067.

  3. When Saddam was captured in December 2003, I got the call at 6:30 am on a Sunday morning.

    Therefore, I will go with 6:30 am Central time on Sunday, December 31.

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