Today marked the anticipated conviction of Saddam Hussein for the torture murder of 150 Shiites from Dujail.
The news report from Steven Hurst and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press writers, included this pertinent note: "A trial envisioned to heal Iraq's deep ethnic and sectarian wounds appeared rather to have deepened the fissures."
Sunni leaders threatened death to "hundreds of thousands" because of the death sentence.
And so the decree of Jeremiah's prophecy remains true -- "We applied healing balm to Babylon, but she was not healed..." (Jer. 51:9).
The sooner the U.S. says "forsake her, and let us each go to his own country," the better.
Labels: Judgment 3 - Punishment