Iraq, in any honest sense of the word, no longer exists. It had been systematically destroyed by the US and its sycophants after the 1991 Gulf War and what remains today is a bleeding, terrorised occupied land. A government may be in Baghdad, but the governing power is the U.S. Embassy fortress, which means there was – and is – no Iraqi authority with the legitimacy or competence to put Hussein on trial. In fact, there wasn’t a trial. There was a predetermined verdict (guilty) and sentence (death by hanging), and a drawn-out US-driven charade to bring about the desired result. In plain language, Hussein wasn’t executed; he was lynched.