Local Reaction to Saddam's Execution

By Anna Smithson | 

Many South Central Kentucky residents were more than happy to share their thoughts on the former dictator of Iraq being put to death.

"I think it's about time they did this and should have been done a long time ago," Brian Sullins said.

"If there's any justice in this world he should have been tortured," Robert Pulsinelli said.

Some thought the process of the execution should have been a little more thorough.

"Should have been something a whole lot more painful in my book, I mean as many Americans that have died he should have been the lowest tortured possible," Mark Brke said.

Others are uncertain about the impact.

"I don't think it will make a critical difference in the outcome of the war in Iraq," Sharon Whitman said.

Jim Whitman said he is still unsure of what he thinks of Saddam's execution. "I have mixed feelings about it you know i don't like to see anyone killed, but I feel justice was done and there was an overwhelming amount of evidence that he had murdered thousands and thousands of people."

Sharon Whitman said the issue hits her a little closer to home. "My son just joined the army he's in basic training and I sincerely hope that it will make a difference, but i don't believe that he was the center of the organized group of terrorists I really don't think it will help the American cause over there."