After a few months of high drama, low comedy and a truckload of dead defence attorneys, Saddam the Insane was found guilty of crimes against humanity.
If this trial were to take place here in the Great White North™, he would be carted off to Kingston Pen. Or maybe even the brig up in Edmonton.
But this is Iraq, a fledgeling democracy constantly torn asunder by shahids, Sunnis, Shi'ites and Kurds.
And the artist formerly known as the President of Iraq has been sentenced to hang.
While those of us in the Right Wing think that Mr. Hussein really deserved the ultimate penalty, I think it will actually be more fun just to let him live.
For one thing, the Sunnis still hate the Shi'ites. And the Americans trying to keep the peace - forget about winning it - are getting hit from all sides.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that by whacking Hussein, the Powers That Be will have created a martyr. Only this time, Saddam would be more than another empty slogan for wannabe jihadis.
So all I can say is incarcerate the sorry-ass rat-bastard - in a Shi'ite prison!
That way, he'll have a very close and intimate look at all the people he had pissed off during his terrifying reign of errors.
And if all Hell were to break loose and Saddam got taken by the Gen Pop, hey - c'est la vie, Hostie.
As the righteous always say... Shi'ite happens.