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BEHEADING CALLED FITTING BUT NOT LEGAL

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Drug czar William Bennett says that beheading drug dealers would be a "morally" fitting punishment although difficult to implement under American justice.

Bennett, interviewed Thursday by Larry King on his Cable News Network show, said, "We are not doing enough that is morally proportionate to the nature of the offense." His remarks were prompted by a caller's question, "Why not behead the dealers?" as the law calls for in some Middle Eastern countries."What the caller suggests is morally plausible," Bennett said. "It's legally difficult."

Bennett's spokesman, Don Hamilton, said later Bennett did not mean to approve beheading, just capital punishment for some forms of drug dealing.