In an unusual twist of fate, on the assumption that Saddam Hussein is not executed before next month's US mid terms (7th November), Saddam may in fact witness the denouement of his nemesis President Bush.
According to a poll in Monday's Washington Post independents, who make up around 33% of the electorate, say that they will vote for Democrats rather than Republicans by a margin of 59% to 31%.
The failure of the Iraq mission, and the civil war that the "mission" has caused in Iraq.
The Republican Party is facing defeat in Congress, and quite possibly defeat in the Senate. Although Bush still has two more years in office, were he defeated in both Congress and the Senate his remaining two years in office would be thoroughly miserable as he would effectively be "castrated" politically.
We shall see.