Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Photo shows a Jordanian woman crying at a protest in Amman against the execution of Saddam Hussein. Jordan's professional associations held demonstrations against his execution.

Sunni Muslims across the Arab world in places like Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt were angered by images of Hussein's final moments.

The execution was carried out by thugs from the Mahdi Army, the militia group loyal to Mugtada al-Sadr, the Shiite firebrand cleric. Unfortunately, the execution is viewed by many Sunnis as a sectarian lynching. How many of our young American soldiers will pay a price for this botched-up execution? Maybe the gloating by the wingnuts is premature.

(Photo: Mohammad Abu Ghosh / AP)