The execution of former Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein, is finished. However, the world news outlets have been keeping watch all night and probably will all day today, for something, anything, to break out in that country. Long after there was anything more to report, the news folks kept reporting and repeating, waiting for riots and bombings to light up Iraq in reaction to Hussein's death. They've so far settled for shots of joy coming from the automatic weapons of Iraqi's victimized by that man.
The most inane question heard on one of the morning news shows was this: "Does this (Saddam's hanging) send a signal to other dictators?"
I don't want to trivialize the just passing of one of the modern world's most ruthless men, but come on. Does anyone seriously believe other dictators are now shaking in their boots picturing themselves as the next to hang?