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Craig: Hussein Hanging Justified, Not Iraq Status Quo

Full Larry Craig column here

Associated Press

History will prove that the removal, trial, and execution of Saddam Hussein was justified, and I believe it has helped lay more of the ground work for a stable and democratic Iraq. Will Saddam's passing be a magic bullet that will quell the violence in Iraq? No, of course not. It may even be used as an excuse for extremists to commit more violence in the days and weeks to come. But it obviously removes any hope his loyalists may have had of restoring the man to power -- U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho.

Also: Craig tells President Bush today that Idahoans are fed up with the status quo in Iraq

And: Prior to Hussein's execution, the SR did a bit of handwringing re: how to handle unsettling photos of the event like the one above here.

Question: Do you think the coverage of Hussein's hanging was handled tactfully by this newspaper and other media?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.