At 10:00 PM EST, Sadam Hussien died a quick and painless death, a privilege he denied hundreds, if not thousands, of victims. After more than a year of imprisonment and a year-long trial, Hussien received more deference and fairness and humane treatment than most of those who ran afoul of Hussien’s own warped sense of justice.

I am reminded of 3 Nephi 4:28:

And their leader, Zemnarihah, was taken and hanged upon a tree, yea, even upon the top thereof until he was dead. And when they had hanged him until he was dead they did fell the tree to the earth, and did cry with a loud voice, saying: May the Lord preserve his people in righteousness and in holiness of heart, that they may cause to be felled to the earth all who shall seek to slay them because of power and secret combinations, even as this man hath been felled to the earth.

My hope is that Saddam serves as an example, and that the people of Iraq will be preserved in righteousness and in holiness of heart, that they will kill all those combined for insurrection and against peace in Iraq, even as they have killed Saddam tonight.