Watching the coverage our television channels gave Gadhafi's death, I couldn't help thinking about whether we need, or want, to see a man scared out of his wits knowing he's about to die, his bleeding, his death........even a man who's been so violent himself, who's plotted and killed (including Lockerbie, let's not forget the probably he was involved there) and been a threat to so many.
Does a man always deserve some dignity? Should millions see his utter fear, his bloody body? Do we ever 'owe' even a monster like him his privacy at the time he's losing his life? By the way, Trestin mentioned at SilverFiddle's blog how it seems okay to have shown Gadhafi's body on television but it wasn't okay to show Osama's because Muslims might be offended. That's a fascinating point, too.