Charles Krauthammer reminds us how much the rushed and botched execution of Saddam Hussein exposes the hopelessly sectarian nature of the Iraqi government.
"Consider the timing. It was carried out on a religious holiday. We would not ordinarily care about this, except for the fact that it was in contravention of Iraqi law. It was done on the first day of Eid al-Adha as celebrated by Sunnis. The Shiite Eid began the next day, which tells you in whose name the execution was performed."
He continues: "Worse was the content of the taunts: "Moqtada, Moqtada," the name of the radical and murderous Shiite extremist whose goons were obviously in the chamber. The world saw Hussein falling through the trapdoor, executed not in the name of a new and democratic Iraq but in the name of Moqtada al-Sadr, whose death squads have learned much from Hussein."
Its time to face reality: Iraq, which thousands of years ago was the cradle of civilization, is showing us today the worst form of mankind. Iraqis are more interested in killing each other than in putting their country on a new course, and we should seriously question if putting more US troops in this dreadful country is a smart idea.