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No doubt, because he was a bad man, little has been said against his execution. And many, in the West, who wouldn’t know the difference between a Sunni or Shiite, a Ba’athist or an Islamist, have lauded the action as justice done. What does it say about us? In the aftermath of 9/11, any possible — albeit tenuous — claim to high moral ground, was lost a long time ago, thanks to the leaders of the current U.S. administration and the citizens who re-elected them.

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