Davids Medienkritik predicted this morning that the Euroleft would immediately start whining about the sentence.

Admittedly, not the most daring prediction. But right is right.

Meanwhile, as Time mag moves quickly to stamp out any flames of happiness or satisfaction, Saddam calls for calm:

Celebratory gunfire echoed across Baghdad while fighting broke out in the north of the city.

Saddam’s lawyer said the former president urged Iraqis “not to take revenge” on the US coalition and to “unify in the face of sectarian strike” [sic].

Sporadic violence has been reported in other parts of the country.

The president looks old.