Saddam Hussein was hanged at dawn on Saturday
for crimes against humanity, a dramatic, violent end for a
leader who brutally ruled Iraq for three decades before he
was toppled by a U.S. invasion in 2003. In what looked like
a swift response by Sunni insurgents loyal to Saddam, a car
bomb killed 36 people in a Shi'ite town -- the sort of sectarian
attack that has pitched Iraq towards civil war since U.S.
troops broke Saddam's iron grip.