Three years after American soldiers found him hiding in a hole, Saddam Hussein may be condemned to hang on Sunday if an Iraqi court finds him guilty of crimes against humanity.
Does anybody doubt Saddam was a bad guy? It is not, however, the reason we went to Iraq, because we had him confined and drastically limited his ability to act even against his own people. This isn’t much of a “November surprise” when more people are dying in Iraq today than before the invasion. Iraq is badly broken and it was our doing. The only rational response is to remove the leaders who took us into this war, then go about extracting ourselves through smart diplomacy that replaces our troops with an international force, because an Iraq unpoliced will descend into something even worse that Saddam.