Still not sure if I think he should have gotten the death penatly or not. It makes him a martyr, and serves only as good TV and a good story to mark the begining of new Iraq, which barely justifies potentially making a martyr to thousands of insurgents who hardly need any more reason to blow themselves up. But it defeats the possibility of some crazy government switch or something, which is quite possible in an unstable Iraq, and him getting out, coming back into power and trying to get revenge on America with his nice chemical weapons, also it serves as a deterrent saying that regimes like his cannot be tolerated.

Overall, I guess I'd have to say THUMBSUP to the execution, although something about the unheard of quickness of the process with no appeal makes me go :/