U.S. President George W. Bush called the hanging of Saddam Hussein "the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime," but acknowledged his execution will not stop the daily killings engulfing Iraq.
What justice? I see revenge and retribution but how is this justice? Saddam's fate was gauranteed 3 years ago when he was dragged out of that hole. THe trial was a foregone conclusion. So he was executed under the auspices of the US--does that make it any more just than the 1000s of Iraqis executed under Hussein's regime?
Really I see this as no different than ancient battles where the penalty for losing the battle was either death in battle or shortly afterward to ensure you wouldn't be a problem again. All that is missing is mounting his head on a pike on the city wall to serve as a warning to others.
Besides, I seem to remember that they had to choose carefully what to try him for so that they didn't accidentally convict him of doing something he had done with the tacit approval of the US in the first place. Hussein was the US's proxy in Iraq for many years after all.
Sorry Dubya, I don't see a lot of justice here. Just state-sanctioned murder.