The article above describes the legal wrangling that led up to Saddam Hussein’s execution earlier today. It’s the end of an era for Iraq, one that I think the Iraqi people will be glad to put behind them, but my question to the Iraqis and to the world is this: Now that he’s gone, do you feel safer?
I don’t know that I do. It doesn’t mean that I don’t think justice was served. Saddam Hussein died for murdering 148 people, he was blamed for using experimental chemical weapons on his own population, he was a bad guy. I don’t know yet weather or not I agree with the death penalty, that’s a question I will continue to wrestle with, but regardless of all of that, Hussein took his punishment for his crime. I hope that justice will find its way to every Iraqi very soon as a result of this.… [Read More]