Wow! That Guy Is So Hanged!

Oh, they’ve just gone too far this time. The New York Times (and lots of other sources) are reporting that another hanging in Iraq has gone too far.

Why am I missing the nuance in all of this? Apparently, it’s OK to tie a rope around someone’s neck, drop him through a trap door, snap his neck, cut off his blood supply, and sever the nerves between his brain and the rest of his body. But if, somehow, the head pops off, that’s just too brutal.

I must have been skipping school the day they taught that logic in my Torture and Executions class.