1. He richly deserves it.
2. He’s no loss.
3. You can’t really call a trial in which the prosecution gets to fire the judge a “fair” trial, now can you?
4. It’s not clear to me what purpose is served by execution that wouldn’t be served equally well by incarceration.
5. Saddam alive is a bargaining chip. Saddam dead is a martyr.
6. Blood will flow, including the blood of our soldiers.