by Damozel |Oh, dear Lord. I wasn't going to comment on the Supreme Court's (correct) decision in a death penalty case involving the rape of a child.
It's one of those issues that people can't really discuss rationally. Americans are not rational when it comes to anything relating to children, rape, or the death penalty; I know it well. But this one is an easy call for me, since I oppose the death penalty in all cases and circumstances and for any reason. It's barbaric and separates us from civilized nations. I oppose it on religious grounds, so I can't claim to be rational either. I feel this strongly. I can't even read the blood-thirsty rantings from right wingers on this issue without wanting to throw up. If you want to, Memeorandum has plenty of links.
So now....now Barack Obama has expressed disagreement with the Supreme Court's decision. Here's his comment, via Michael Powell of The New York Times.