@DE & Spider AL: I wasn't attempting to justify the use of the Death Penalty generally, nor did I touch upon the US government's culpability in both the crimes the Saddam committed while in power under the US' aegis and the overall body count caused by the US' illegal invasion and conquest of Iraq. I was simply saying by traditional Iraqi and muslim standards of justice, death is a common and appropriate penalty for the sort of crimes that Saddam did indeed commit while in power. With all the crap going on in Iraq, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the fact that Saddam Hussein is anything but innocent and undeserving.
And I'm sure video footage of his execution will turn up on US tv sooner rather than later. Probably on FOX News, just before the announcement of the 1000th US military death in Iraq.
Be considerate to others or I will bite your torso and give you a disease!