Saddam Hussein has left the building. The man responsible for the deaths of one million people. The man who invaded two countries. The man who used weapons of mass destruction on his own people. The butcher of Baghdad is dead.
The execution of Saddam is a very critical moment in the progress of the new Iraq. Despite all the predictions of increased violence after Saddam's final punishment, there has been little negative reaction inside Iraq.
Brigitte Gabriel, author of the bestselling book, Because They Hate, told me this weekend that most in the Muslim world didn't care about Saddam. She feels the execution will come and go with little fanfare, and that the only way he will become a martyr is if the media in the west continues to pay attention to his passing. In the end, Gabriel feels this will go away as quick as it happened.
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