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.