Rather than hijack the 'US Politician calls for death penalty' thread, what is the view of the Kirk on stringing up miscreants? What indeed is a miscreant and what should be classed a capital offence? Is it the ultimate barbarism or a realistic response to the world in which we live? Why are we happy to go to foreign lands and kill people who've done us little or no harm but baulk at killing individuals who've murdered children and would, likely as not, do so again if they got the chance? Does having been a soldier colour your view one way or another?