The Convenient Execution of Saddam Hussein

Saddam Hussein was executed today (good riddance). I doubt it’ll mark a big change for the prospects for the future of Iraq, or the remainder of the Bush administration, but it conveniently allows the US as a whole to avoid consideration of the way his full list of crimes are entangled with the history of US foreign policy (particularly with respect to anything related to the long, bloody, and ultimately indecisive Iran-Iraq war).

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