THE SENTENCE IS DEATHGood
In actuality, justice probably would have been rendered more effectively by a professional military tribunal. One that would have sentenced all of Saddam's cohorts to hang as well but the American elite, even under the Bush administration, lacks the self-confidence it once possessed to bring monsters to justice
ourselves. So we delegated that task to those for whom doing trying Saddam involved considerable risk.
But in the end, a better outcome than the interminable Milosevic trial but not a swift enough lesson serve as a historical example for others.UPDATE:
The EU reacts with it's usual ideological immaturity and moral blindness