Stefan Karlssons analys om vad som nu bör ske, efter Saddam Hussein äntligen har avrättats, är klockren:
This provides Bush with his perhaps last chance to get out of Iraq semi-honorably. Now he can say: ”OK, now the old dictator and his sons are all dead. The reign of the Hussein clan is thus irrevocably finished. Now it is up to you Iraqis to run your own country. Whatever threat Saddam may have posed to us is over so our mission is now accomplished (if you pardon my repetition of that phrase). We wish you good luck, but we are not going to sacrifice ourselves in a vain effort to prevent you from killing each other. That is your business, not ours, so we will now leave”.