Another important milestone in World War III is achieved tonight — the prosecution, conviction and execution of one of humanity’s great mass murderers and terror-supporters.
GatewayPundit reminds us of Saddam’s cruelty and systematic reign of death. America liberated the world of this beast.
Captain Ed takes The New York Times to task for its opposition to putting Saddam to death. I’m sure the Times’ editors and those who follow them would rather see President Bush in the gallows tonight.
The reluctance of the Times to support Saddam’s conviction is puzzling, given that they concede all available evidence paints him as one of the worst monsters in the past few decades. It seems to spring from an objection to his sentence rather than his conviction, as they end with a warning that Saddam’s execution will not create a “new and better Iraq,” but that’s not the purpose of criminal sentencing, either. Sentences serve dual purposes: to protect society and to serve as a deterrent to others, neither of which has anything to do with creating a new and better anything.
Mohammed at Iraq The Model is liveblogging the execution and related events on the ground in Baghdad.
**UPDATE** — As I predicted above, the American Lefties are calling on President Bush to be executed instead of recognizing the justice tonight for the hundreds of thousands of nameless Iraqis slaughtered at the hands of Saddam Hussein. (h/t – RedState)
**SATURDAY MOURNING UPDATE** — The American Left across the board are mourning the execution of Saddam Hussein. Gateway Pundit has the full round-up of disgusting reaction from those who claim to be Americans.