Purim in Tevet?
As a religious Jew I can't help but see the parallels to Purim. Hussein was hung on the same gallows that he ordered used by his Secret Police, not unlike Haman who was hung, along with his sons, on the same gallows that he had built for Mordechai.
The fact that this was done on the ninth of the Hebrew month of Tevet is also significant. Aish has an interesting article here about the connection between Saddam Hussein and Nebuchadnezzar, who started the siege of Jerusalem on the Tenth of Tevet. Today we fast to mark this tragic day.
Another sad connection is the fact that today is Yom HaKaddish HaKlali - the Yahrzeit day of those whose date of death is unknown, which is also known as one of the Holocaust remembrance days marked here in Israel. Holocaust survivors light Yarhzeit candles and say the Kaddish prayer in services today, and many schools have special commemorations.
I can't help thinking about what might have happened if a government had gone after Hitler earlier, and executed him for war crimes. How many Jews would not have to use this day to say Kaddish for their relatives?