It’s been a whole year since Saddam Hussein was hanged yet there’s been only a handful of news items, much of it trivia, few celebratory. Iraqis, too, have moved on for the most part except for the handful of die-hard supporters in Saddam’s hometown of Tikrit, where his mausoleum is located, and whom few visit.
Saddam has failed to become the martyr his supporters claimed he would become. Yes, Saddam Hussein remains an icon, of sorts. Not someone who is revered, of course, but someone who is despised, and whose ultimate passing to be celebrated. Iraqis don’t seem to care, they have moved on to better and bigger things. Their future may or may not be bleak, at least it won’t include Saddam Hussein.
[via american footprints]