Al-Majid was one of the last high-profile members of the former Sunni-led regime still on trial in Iraq. His conviction and sentencing on Jan. 17 was his fourth death sentence.
...Al-Majid, was Saddam's "hatchet man," Kenneth Roth, head of Human Rights Watch in New York, remarked when the general was touring Arab capitals seeking support two months before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. "He has been involved in some of Iraq's worst crimes, including genocide and crimes against humanity."
Hazem al-Youssefi, a representative of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, once described al-Majid as a standout in a regime of criminals.
Iraq was held hostage by Saddam and his henchmen, who committed unimaginable crimes for decades without much complaint from our Arab "brothers and sisters". The Sunni Arab nation and "Ummah" unleashed their anger in the forms of suicide bombers and mujahideen only after Saddam's Sunni-led regime was toppled and put on trial for crimes against humanity. The Sunni Arabs in general were angered by America's actions only after America did the right thing and chased down Saddam and his gang of thieves and murderers and put them on trial. Oh and the Arabs were also angered by American abuse at Abu Ghraib after decades of torture and murder at Iraqi prisons before 2003.