So Saddam Hussein has been executed.
So, on the "positive" side, in this long, long process:
1) The folks who run Halliburton are doing very nicely, thank you
2) W finally got even with the guy who threatened his father
On the negative side,
1) almost three thousand American soldiers have been killed, and all their families and friends are left to grieve
2) according to "a team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists, 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since the coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred" (Washington Post, October 11 2006).
And we have no way of knowing how much more carnage and destruction will be visited on that nation.
I'm so ashamed of us.