We were talking about the capture of Saddam around the table in our staff room today. One person was remarking about the secrecy around finding him and then just all of a sudden the capture was made and done – and the fact that it was a disgruntled family member apparently that gave away his whereabouts. The comment was also made that they hoped he would get what he deserved and that it would be sloww and painful.
Then another staff member asked me how I reacted. I told her that Saddam looked so pathetic that it made me feel rather sad. I am not sad that he has finally been captured. But it is sad to see such a pathetic character displayed on TV. He hurt many people but he comes out as the biggest loser in the end. He is loved by no one. His family is now turning him in to face justice. What does he have that is of any value?
Where is the profit in having had it all – money and power – if at the end you have no soul? That is what he looked like to me. What more could any court take away?