I think these quotes epitomize exactly how complicated the situation is.
Another witness, national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie, told the New York Times newspaper one of the guards shouted at Saddam: "You have destroyed us. You have killed us."Quote 2:
"You have made us live in destitution."
Um Abdullah, a Sunni and teacher in Tikrit, said she would wear black to mourn the city's favourite son.This is the end of one of history's chapters, though the specific book volume has yet to be concluded. I don't know what to make of it all. Look at how different the two quotes are, and I think we will begin to appreciate the complexity of Iraq, and why the war continues today. It was a severe miscalculation on the part of the US to not predict potential civil war after Saddam's deposition. But even if they had been able to predict it, I have no idea what the proper course of action could have been. It's just too complicated, too big for my small mind.
"Saddam will be a hero in our eyes," she said.
"I have five kids and I will teach them to take revenge on Americans."
A good summary of the man's life.