Friday, May 2, 2014
Obama Finds Botched Execution 'Troubling'
has spoken out about the botched execution in Oklahoma this week and ordered a Justice Dept. probe. But note that he still has not renounced capital punishment, although note his conflicts and confusion. He says there are some cases that cry out for the death penalty, such as mass murder or the killing of children. But very, very few executions in the U.S. have been for these crimes. Logically he should clearly come out for the end of the death penalty except in very few cases. But he has not had the courage to do that. Perhaps that will change. Meanwhile, he carries out executions abroad with his drone program (which sometimes includes mass murder and/or the deaths of...child children).
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