I am glad they executed Saddam. He was a brutal killer and a cancer in society. If you have cancer, what do you do? You have it surgically removed or it will infest your entire body and you will die. The same applies to Saddam, the longer he lived, the more lives would be lost.
We could learn a lesson from the new Iraqi government. It only took them 14 months to carry out the execution order but it takes us 20 to 25 years.
I think our entire penal system is broken. Many criminals know they will not get sentenced because our jails and prisons are overcrowded, or they are glad to go back inside to be with their families and friends. It’s like a respite for them. They get better accomodations than our military and I think that is completely wrong. It is an insult to say the least. It is rarely a deterrent anymore, but it would be if I were in charge.
I would check with a nutritionist and meet the required daily minimums regarding their meals, and I would serve them they same meals everyday for several months at a time. They would only be let out in the yard once a week.
Overcrowding would be acceptable. No TV of any kind, no recreation and definitely no college degrees for free. There would be electrified fencing around the farm. The farm where they grow their own food. No beds, just thin mattresses. Visitors on their birthdays and Christmas only. Never any conjugal visits. Solitary confinement for any infraction of the rules.
It would no longer be Home Sweet Home!
I would make it feel very uncomfortable and very unpleasant, so it would remind the criminals it is a punishment.
We must clean up our society so decent people can live in safety and have some peace of mind. We have allowed the worst of society dominate the culture for too long. Anyone who doesn’t like our rules has the freedom to leave this country and live elsewhere.