By deciding to go ahead with the execution of Saddam Hussein, the US has given the Sunni jihadi terrorists one more martyr in their jihad against non-Muslims and one more pretext for indulging in their orgy of killing innocent civilians.
So America's one-time ally has been sentenced to death for war crimes he committed when he was Washington's best friend in the Arab world. It's difficult to think of a more suitable monster for the gallows...It couldn't be a more just verdict - nor a
Saddam Hussein is accused of mass murder, torture, false imprisonment, the embezzlement of billions and the use of chemical weapons. He is certainly guilty on all counts. So, it now seems, are the people who overthrew him.
I know that it is neither nice nor wise to say "I told you so". But it is very hard to write about Iraq without using these four words, since almost all the predictions of this column before and during the war are coming true, one after another.