after reading your article this morning, mr. loehler, i joined my friend, becky, for coffee. i don’t know why but becky mentioned the horror of beheadings in the middle east. i do not support capital punishment. after all, if we agree killing is a crime, then we cannot allow the state to commit murder. because your article, bob, was fresh in my mind, i told my friend about the treatment of these two innocent of crime men. now, a lot of people may be shocked by what i said next, but this is what i think. i do not condone the practice of beheading. it’s meant to strike fear in people, but if the swordsman has his sword sharp and aims well the victim feels little or no pain. as soon as the spinal cord is severed the nervous system cannot register pain. becky pointed out that “our” method of administering an injection is more humane. so i told her about the problems states like arkansas have had. actually, there exists no humane method of killing another person unless that person asks a dr. kavorkian type assistance in ending a life of excruciating pain.