Let's try it really slowly Lawrence, your attempt at unintelligence is just too convincing. 1. It's not the fact of Saddam's death that's at issue, but the manner of it. 2. It was carried out by the Shia militia. 3. His death was filmed in a similar manner to some of the Islamist executions. 4. It took place with no attempt at judicial impartiality. 5. He was verbally taunted and insulted. 5. It took place during the Muslim Hajj. 6. It took place on the Sunni Eid (Thanks Judith). 7. The US military (responsible for guarding the once living Saddam) must have given him over to his executors just as they subseqently received his body from them. 8. The whole event can only incite further hatred between the Shia and Sunni. Now tell me it went perfectly.