in countries like Iraq that have been subject to almost tribal hierarchical systems for centuries this would be pretty much the norm. This is something that a hell of a lot of westerners seem to forget.
And besides, all of that is only alleged, none of it has been confirmed ;) :p
to be honest, so long as G Dubya will admit it was his fuck up in the years to come, then I can be a happy man. Although, that's unlikely to happen, and he'll probably be excused on mental health grounds (does being a "complete and utter fucking moron" class as a mental disabilitiy these days? if not, it should).
Aaaaanyways, my last comment wasn't entirely directed at you, I was more meaning those people on the community with their "Oh my god, he's killing people, it's so sad" attitude. I don't suppose it matters to those people that the condemned men had killed more than 50 Iraqi citezens each?
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for Human Rights, but some people have to learn to draw the line somewhere with it and stop letting the real criminals get away with all sorts of shit. It's because of this Human Rights Legislation bullshit that the UK is now full of immigrants who are really only here to claim state benefits and free healthcare, and then preach about how they hate westerners, the UK especially.
Anyway, rant over :p Sorry, I just get a little passionate about that kind of thing sometimes, especially having been on the recieving end of all of that bullshit first hand for the past few years :p