The Bali bombers have been executed.
I think they were loathsome fascists and anti-Semites who should have rotted in an Indonesia prison for the rest of their lives, forgotten and unmourned.
However, what gets my goat is that the usual suspects have been jumping up and down, saying “the Australian Government should have done more to stop the executions”.
Umm, chaps? They were Indonesian citizens, sentenced by an Indonesian court and executed by an Indonesian firing squad.
The Australian Government (and opposition as well) has made quite clear its opposition to the death sentence around the world. It’s the height of arrogance to imagine it could do anything more.
I have to admit that if I was going to be executed*, firing squad would probably be my preferred method**.
*After a great big, slap-up meal of Beef Wellington and a couple of bottles of a decent red.
*Not that it’s likely I’d be offered a choice.