Former Iraqi authoritarian thug Saddam Hussein has been killed, but the nasty, genocidal, authoritarian world he inhabited lives on.
The execution of Saddam only gives further evidence of such a world.
I find no celebration of such a life and only disgust with his death. This is the world of humanity playing God. If people are angry at the real God for creating a world with so much evil and suffering, one wonders why they are not angry with the whole of humanity who manages to do much worse.
Saddam is dead, but it's clear he is all too alive. It is our world that has been dying for a long time, but as we search for the villain we do not yet recognize how we all contribute to the villainy of the world.
-- Jim Macdonald