They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Justice Scalia: Let them die in pain

"This is an execution, not surgery," [Justice] Scalia said, adding, "Where does this come from, that ... in the execution of a person who has been convicted of killing people we must choose the least painful method possible? Is that somewhere in our Constitution?" Link

db: Are the families of the executed as innocent as the families of the victims? Can you not compare the pain inflicted on them, by the state, with the pain inflicted on the families of the murdered victims? Governments have no moral right to kill their citizens under any circumstances. Losing your son, brother, father under such conditions must bring unbearable suffering.