That Oklahoma Execution
Nine times out of ten I disagree with columnist Eugene Robinson. I agree with this recent commentary on the supposed botched execution in Oklahoma:
"I would argue that there’s no reason to believe lethal injection is a more humane way to end a life than electrocution, poison gas, hanging, firing squad or even guillotine. Of course, we’ll never know. We can tell ourselves any story we want about how quickly and painlessly death arrived, and the one person who could prove us wrong will never speak again."
I've wrote here before I'm generally against the death penalty. Robinson is spot on. Only in America do we quibble over the means by which we kill people. If you want to kill someone, the old ways worked fine.
Along that same line, the San Francisco Chronicle's Debra Saunders points out the irony of the messed up execution being the end result of efforts by death penalty opponents.