It all comes down to this
I just posted this over at Shakes in the comments. I think it sums up how I feel about Saddam's execution:
I feel sad, not for Saddam, but for what we have become. I know it's been years in the making, but tonight just solidified it all.
Evil dictators rule throughout the world. They kill and oppress their people. This one is now dead, not because of the horrible acts he committed -- the worst of which came with America's approval -- but because Bush, Cheney et al. had an agenda. An agenda worked out long before 9/11. An agenda which disgraced the memories of the people who died on that day. Justice was not had. Justice was spun. I do not feel safer.
(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)