Saddam Hussein said today during his trial that he is unafraid of being executed, Reuters reports.
"I am not afraid of execution," he said, adding "execution is cheaper than the shoe of an Iraqi."
And all I could think was: "There, now isn't that working out nicely? Who says the Iraqis can't agree on anything? He's not afraid to die, and the Iraqi people aren't afraid to kill him."
Fortunately for Saddam, he'll likely be spared execution by some of the grisly methods he employed for the task while in power.
Death by decapitation
Death by beating
Death by being tossed into a vat of acid
Death by being thrown into a shredding machine
Personally I'm opposed to the death penality, and I'm willing to extend that prohibition even to Saddam.
I'd rather see him thrown back into the hole was captured in and kept there for the rest of his life.
Meanwhile, Saddam amused himself at his trial by alternately yelling at and taunting the judges and lawyers, and chuckling as one man recounted torture and abuse.
"I swear by God, I walked by a room and ... saw a grinder with blood coming out of it and human hair underneath," Hassan told the court.
You can read more here.
Anybody still think this wasn't a good idea?