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

Indi 9 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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68 Responses to So does this mean Mr Stanhope supports Hussein’s dictatorial leadership style?
Indi 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 Mr Evil 4:25 pm 10 Nov 06

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

barking toad 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 4:40 pm 09 Nov 06

Maybe Jon is hoping to save Saddam so he can offer him the job as the Territory’s next Education Minister?

bonfire bonfire 4:36 pm 09 Nov 06

if the potholes on my road were repaired, if the gde had been finished two years ago, if there was a proper public transport system etc

then id excuse his eccentric penchant for leaping into the grownups pool with his floaties on via his bizarre little ejaculations on Important Matters.

but since he cant even solve the problems of a geographically small, well funded, city state – i dont see how his views on Important Matters carry any credence whatsoever.

Thumper Thumper 4:19 pm 09 Nov 06

Probably lifted the idea straight from here….

barking toad barking toad 4:12 pm 09 Nov 06

Back on topic – one of the crikey blokes has picked up on the nohope press release and asks if anyone gives a flying fuck about the media tarts view on saddam’s sentence.

terubo terubo 4:04 pm 09 Nov 06

well it doesn’t sound anti-faeces, anyway…

bonfire bonfire 4:00 pm 09 Nov 06

allegedly tisms’s ‘defecate on my face’ is an anti-fascist song…

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:58 pm 09 Nov 06

hehe i remember p-harness.. albeit very vaguely.

Absent Diane Absent Diane 3:31 pm 09 Nov 06

this is serious mum.

Danman Danman 3:30 pm 09 Nov 06

TISM is (was) a band – This Is Serious Mum

I would like to add P-Harness to Mr Evils list.

Anyone who has a song called “I wish I was a big as Belconnen Mall” has got my vote

Thumper Thumper 3:23 pm 09 Nov 06

Didn’t the late, great John Lennon say that he didn’t believe in ‘isms’?

CouldExpire CouldExpire 3:16 pm 09 Nov 06

Isnt TISM a band?

LurkerGal LurkerGal 3:14 pm 09 Nov 06

What is TISM?

I an not anti death pentalty for certain crimes. Paedophillia, rape, and murder (particularly mass ones) seem to fit the bill for me.

Before I get flamed, this is MY OPINION.

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