Is "Compassion" defined as sparing a bloodthirsty, brutal murderer? Or is it more "Compassionate" to take his life after due process? This is the age old debate... Compassion v. Strength (Chesed v. Gevurah)... is it more compassionate to express the strictness of putting a brutal mass murderer to death? I think history will show that the most "compassionate" thing to do was to hang Saddam as a common criminal he was. He clearly deserved it and it sends a very clear message to other brutal dictators that such acts are beyond the pale of humanity...and for the sake of humanity such people must be killed.
Justice Ministry: Information examined by AG about Gal Hirsch didn't come from police (Haaretz)
from the article: History and Hussein's hanging