The execution of Saddam Hussein brings a bloody and brutal close to an ugly chapter of Iraqi history. His justified execution for crimes against humanity was well deserved and a convenient distraction from the crimes against humanity he committed in collusion with the United States. Make no mistake, his regime was propped up for decades by the U.S. and we aided his regime in war with Iran. The United States government provided ample stockpiles of biological and chemical weapons used to kill Iranian and Iraqi civilians that opposed Saddam’s regime or fought against it in war. That blood is still on the hands of George H.W. Bush and his son, the ignorant patrician. Saddam’s execution does nothing to wipe the blood off of their hands.