Saturday, December 30, 2006


After hearing about Saddam Hussein's sentence, I believed that it would be upheld and carried out, but I really didn't expect it to happen so quickly. I guess I thought the appeal process would take longer than it did. So I was pretty surprised when I found out that he would be executed no later than Sunday. I was even more surprised when I got up this morning and learned that the sentence had been carried out and he had died just after 10 p.m. EST.

I've always been a believer in the death penalty, but I honestly feel relief about this. I know that the Iraqis still have a really long way to go, but I think that this process (trial, sentencing, carrying out of the sentence) was a big step for them.