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So does this mean Mr Stanhope supports Hussein’s dictatorial leadership style?

By Indi 8 November 2006 68

Now we all know that the death penalty is a pretty extreme form of punishment that is (mostly) delved out for horrible crimes against humanity. Of course here is Australia we chose long ago to abolish such an approach to delivering justice, I believe mainly because we had become a mature nation with no need to go down the path of an ‘eye for an eye’ road.

But my conscience starts to waver when we see that Mr Hussein has finally been delivered a piece of his own form of ‘justice’ and will now be given the hang ’em high treatment.

True to form Mr Stanhope has seen fit again to contribute, passing some interesting judgement about another country’s legal proceedings as they relate to the sentencing of Mr Hussein – now granted Mr Howard did see fit to comment as ‘our leader’.

The comment I found most interesting from Our Brave Leader here in the ACT was enlightening to say the least:

Mr Stanhope said Australia ostensibly opposed the death penalty, yet its refusal to reiterate that opposition when other nations handed down death sentences – except when it involved Australian prisoners – created an air of ambivalence that was impossible to dispel, at home or abroad.


a) the spawn of satan himself should be allowed to roam the planet again even though an undisclosed number of people from all arabic tribes in and around Iraq suffered for decades under his torturous rule. OR

b)take the medicine dished out to him by a court of law mandated by its government to deliver the death sentence as it sees fit. OR

c) Mr Hussein should be provided with an undisclosed, underground residence (much like the one in which he was found quivering in whilst hiding from US forces) for the term of his natural life.

[ED – Personally I like T-Shirt Hell’s take on this.

Please please please Mr. Stanhope write them an outraged letter as I’d love to see it on a thing page]

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Indi 1:38 pm 13 Nov 06

I’ll be waiting out for our dear leaders to start donning the karki’s with plenty of their own self-awarded medals…

Mr Evil 4:25 pm 10 Nov 06

If Stanhope had his way he’d be the same colour as Kofi! 🙂

barking toad 4:21 pm 10 Nov 06

if jon had his way he’d be wearing koffi annan’s hat

and doing just as well as him

seepi 4:09 pm 10 Nov 06

Where was Jon Stanhope when the AFP dobbed in the Bali Nine, with information provided by their own parents? This instance of the death penalty is far more relevant to Australia (and even Canberra, via the AFP connection) than Saddam. If Jon had his way we would have nothing to do with Iraq.

barking toad 3:43 pm 10 Nov 06

And today in crikey some slapper named Ros suggests in response to the comment yesterday about who gives a flying fuck what nohope thinks about saddam’s sentence says “I expect there are probably more who are interested in John Stanhope’s views as those who care what Kerr thinks.”

Well I’ve got fuckin’ news for you toots!

Thumper 8:00 am 10 Nov 06

I have a feeling Our Brave Leader (TM) may step down at the next election.

I can see him moving on into advocacy for refugees or something along those lines.

simbo 11:16 pm 09 Nov 06

I think you’re going to be sober for a long time, Vic, looking at the state of the Libs…

Vic Bitterman 11:03 pm 09 Nov 06

I will raise my glass and shout 3 hearty cheers when stanhope is outed in the next election.

Not long to go now….

Bring on a decent CM for Canberra.

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