It has got to become a country of laws not men.
> It has got to become a country of laws not men.
Interesting comment. The Wild West was a country of men not laws, and that is what Iraq reminds me most of.
That said, I’m not sure that today’s tamed West is any better than Wyatt Earp’s Tombstone AZ. In many ways, making life safe for the schoolmarms and politicians and lawyers has made the Law much less efficient.
Back in the Wild West, it took no time at all between a jury’s guilty verdict and the hanging. Now, it can take many decades.
There is something to be said for simplicity, and there was something elegant and majestic about the manner in which Saddam Hussein was dispatched. It was Jungle Justice at its finest, tempered with plenty of due process and fair play. Justice was done, and it was seen to be done, without undue fuss and bother.
And in the end, the villain stretched a rope, as he should.
I hope Iraq retains some semblance of simplicity in its laws: our Society has swung much too far in the other direction.