Will I Get To Hear The Sound Of Lefty Brains Imploding?Saddam is lionised in The Guardian as a strongman who was harsh but fair.
Seems to me that even if David Cox thinks that Saddam has been cruelly treated, his fellow Iraqis beg to differ:
BAGHDAD, Dec. 8 — One of the most coveted jobs in Iraq does not yet exist: the executioner for Saddam Hussein. The death sentence against Mr. Hussein is still under review by an appeals court, but hundreds of people have already started lobbying the prime minister’s office for the position.
They have sent messages through cabinet officials and their assistants, and by way of government guards and clerical workers. One candidate, an Iraqi Shiite living in London whose brother was killed by Mr. Hussein, telephoned an aide to the prime minister to say he was prepared to drop everything and fly to Baghdad to execute the former ruler.