Wow. They actually hanged him. I’m rather in shock about that. I thought that it would be drawn out much more, frankly. I very much hope they haven’t made a martyr out of him. Some quotes on the execution: George Bush is predictably smug and delusional. And it’s really not very often that I agree with the Vatican, but I do today.
“A capital punishment is always tragic news, a reason for sadness, even if it deals with a person who was guilty of grave crimes…
“The killing of the guilty party is not the way to reconstruct justice and reconcile society. On the contrary, there is a risk that it will feed a spirit of vendetta and sow new violence.
“In these dark times for the Iraqi people, one can only hope that all responsible parties truly make every effort so that glimmers of reconciliation and peace can be found in such a dramatic situation.”