Wednesday, September 14, 2005


Watching the news tonight ..... heard the variation of "Weapons of Mass Destruction" that I hadn't heard before:

We must send a clear message to the rulers of outlaw regimes that sponsor terror and pursue weapons of mass murder: You will not be allowed to threaten the peace and stability of the world. ~ President Bush

Upon hearing that WMD-styled phrase, I found myself wondering what constitutes a "Weapon of Mass Murder." Does the Jim Jones Kool-Aid count? What about handguns? They certainly are used to murder lots of people.

Maybe I'm just feisty from being up too late writing a test, or perhaps it's a result of the life/abortion conversation I had earlier, but I also wondered ....

What about the triple combo of sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide, and potassium chloride that our president provided for over 150 people during the five years that he served as governor of the state of Texas?

Lethal gas? Electrocution? Did you realize that three states still allow the possibility of execution by firing squad, and three others still provide hanging, if so desired? [I got that from the Clark County (IN) Prosecutor's Office.]

Of course, both firing squad and hanging are permissible if the inmate chooses it, if injection is "impractical," or if lethal injection is "unconstitutional."


I'll close with a quote in the Chicago Tribune from September 9, 2005, from Sister Helen Prejean, who is a New Orleans native and resident as well as a death penalty opponent most known for Dead Man Walking:
I am comparing the death penalty system to the levees in New Orleans. They told us they would work, but they didn't.

The outlaw regimes ..... sponsor terror ....... pursue weapons of mass murder .....

President Bush is right: Please don't threaten peace and stability of the world.

It's a good thing our (inlaw?) system helps contribute so much peace and stability to counteract all that other "murderous" stuff out there. Otherwise, I don't know what we'd do .....


Blogger Reverend X said...

No wiser words were ever spoken! by that I mean "Well done on your blog!"

9/23/2005 12:52 AM  

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