Watching the Saddam hanging, I experienced Three things: First, a little bit of empathy for the idiot, which soon passed and is nothing to be ashamed about because its just human. Second, a lot of empathy for his untold thousands of innocent victims– men women and children. Third, the conclusion that they went awfully easy on him. Had the table been turned and Saddam been the executioner, the condemned would have been beaten with rebar until he shit himself, had his ears cut off and fed to him, had his tongue ripped out, his knee caps shot, his face kicked in and covered with feces, then he’d be dragged through the dirt, spat on and hanged slowly in front of his wife and kids, all while Saddam watched, smoking a Cuban cigar with a great big giddy grin on his face. But civilized people are better than that, I suppose.