Monday, January 01, 2007

Saddam Hussein is Dead

Saddam has been executed in Iraq, after being found guilty of the murder of more than 100 Shi'ites. This was not his only crime against humanity; but it is the one for which he was executed, in Iraq. Perhaps the millions, who suffered the loss of family and friends because of Saddam's relentless violent suppression of dissent, have also given their own "death sentence" to Saddam. Small comfort.

People must fill the details of his other crimes. We must not allow the human tragedies and degradation to be glossed over, now that he is dead. If humanity is to learn, it must record all that was wrong, and document ways to prevent it.

History will summarize Saddam Hussein's rule in just two words:
"dictator, butcher".

The Analyst