Saddam Hussein is dead
If evil is measured by the intentional infliction of unprovoked suffering upon the innocent, then this man was the most evil living (until tonight) person in the world.
His signature atrocity was the Anfal campaign (1986-1989) of genocidal ethnic cleansing against the Kurdish population of northern Iraq, during which 2,000 to 4,000 Kurdish villages were wiped out. Estimates of the death toll range from 50,000 to 182,000. The Anfal campaign included the notorious Halabja chemical-weapon attack, which may have killed as many as 7,000 civilians. All of the victims of the Anfal campaign were Iraqi Kurds, Saddam's own subjects.
Saddam Hussein also launched the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988, which is estimated to have killed over one million persons; he used chemical weapons against Iran on a massive scale, causing the death of at least 100,000 Iranians by means of these weapons alone.
He invaded Kuwait in 1990, provoking a devastating American response against Iraq and its people. The atrocities of his occupation of Kuwait are remembered in this impressive Kuwaiti museum.
This man probably killed more Muslims than any other individual since Tamerlane.
Then there are the giant shredders into which political prisoners were fed alive, the torture and mutilation of infants in front of their parents to extract information, the depredations of his blood-lusting sons, the rape rooms.....the list of horrors is endless, and nightmarishly unforgettable.
Our Earth is a better and cleaner place tonight, now that this man no longer lives upon it.