Sunday, December 31, 2006

Speaking of Saddam...

Apparently, the video of his hanging is available on YouTube. That's not surprising. But are you interested in watching it? I wish I could find out how many viewings that video has had (without actually watching it myself, because I have no desire at all to see anyone hang). It's important to have witnesses to that sort of thing, but anyone watching it on YouTube has other motivations than to confirm that it actually happened. At best: morbid curiosity; at worst: vindictiveness. Right?

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Looking briefly, it had 102k views, 776 comments and has been favorited 854 times.

mszlmb said...

Kind of like I would like to see that one comment without making my own.

Adam said...

I watched it for another reason that is difficult to explain, but I will still try. Knowing people who have died in Iraq, I felt compelled to watch. I don't think he's responsible for their deaths, nor do I think his death will help, but, just as I'm sure if someone harmed my family and was executed I'd want to see, so I wanted to watch this. I have no morbid desires, nor did I gain anything from it, except possibly closure.

Just for the record, you can't really see much...which is probably a good thing.

Ken said...

morbid curiosity it is.