Post your thoughts. As much as Saddam deserved to die I feel his execution was another huge mistake. It will be seen as America executing Saddam...these people are way ahead of us in the public relations area. Life in prison would have been a better sentence in this case. No communication allowed to the public ... even through lawyers. Simply forgotten and left to rot in jail ... but not a Martyr. That Saddam acknowledged Mohammed the messenger of God ... that was a farce and flies in the face of what Saddam always believed. I believed he said it and did all the actions he did to enhance his martyrdom. many thousands of people will die forever due to this execution...people will discuss Saddam ... like Hitler and all brutal dictators until the end of time. Rather sad how it turned out. Saddam could have stopped the violence. he could have called for national unity. he could have been used to aid the healing process. Now, a usefull person is dead and more than ever there is no turning back on a very, very tragic mistake. I believe Saddam's execution was the 2nd worst mistake of the war. The 1st still is the disbanding of the police and military.