Today’s Eid is a lot sweeter knowing that Saddam has been consigned to history’s rubbish heap. Sure he will be mentioned and might even be celebrated by some, to me however, I have not and will not shed a single tear on hearing of his demise. “Good riddance”, was one thought, another was, “okay, who’s next?”
And I will be looking to adding his picture hanging from the gallows to this composition:
Well, okay, Saddam is a part of historical lore of this turbulent area of the world, but most certainly he will not be the last. Every despot in the world should now sit up and take notice, and he might as well hang a sign which should be in his constant field of vision which says “I could be next”, maybe then they will have some measure of decency and look into bettering the affairs of their people, and bring their countries to be counted as part of this modern world, one that should be built on the respect of human rights and the freedom of the individual.
The especially poignant question remains to the “leaders” of our Arab world: Who’s next? Let that resonate in their own minds, and add this fact to it too, it won’t take the Americans to do the job again, but their own people who have been empowered, yes empowered, by the fate of Saddam.