The 21st century Man is not any more sophisticated than the Man of say the 7th century. May be Man is just a brutal savage being that will always be the same: revengeful, barbaric and bloodthirsty and the only thing that changes is his clothes and his hairstyle. The death penalty is a murder committed by the state. I hope Saddam's execution will mark the end of this savage and barbaric act committed in the name of law by the states in all countries. I hope Saddam Hussein's hanging will provoke an international outcry to stop this atrocity. I really do hope so.
Down with the death penalty.