Students React to Capture

By: Holly Wagner
By: Holly Wagner

There's no doubt the capture of Saddam Hussein was the topic in many high school classrooms Monday.

At Lincoln Southwest, the conversation ranged from the character of Hussein to the way in which he should be tried for his crimes.

Junior Ericka Clevenger says, "He killed 15,000 people in one day.

"I think he should definitely be executed."

Jared Daugherty says the Iraqis should decide what punishment fits Hussein's crimes. "I think this is a step in the right direction for giving more and more democratic power to Iraqi people."

Eric Griffin thinks the U.S. should be involved in the process.

"You take a body count of American soldiers that gave their lives trying to take this guy out of power, that kind of death, that kind of power, that kind of sacrifice. It's something that should be taken into account when deciding who should have a say in this."

Some of the students say Saddam should get the death penalty. Others would like to see him isolated for the rest of his life. One item most agreed on, many think the international community should be involved in the process.


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