I haven't seen nor heard the recording of Saddam Hussein's last moments before he was killed and I don't intend doing so. Our political leaders are deploring 'the manner' of his death, rather than the fact of the death itself - Prescott, Brown and Blair would have preferred for there to have been no cameras and for no one to have taunted the old man. But they surely did support the execution of the sentence, for Saddam Hussein was a prisoner in our custody and we handed him over to the Iraqi government knowing that they would kill him.
Okay, I know, Saddam was in US custody, it's repeatedly stated. But was he? The US and UK are in Iraq as part of the Multinational Force, aka the Coalition. It is not a US force; it is a US-led multinational force (MNF), of which Britain is a founding and active member. Saddam Hussein was in the custody of the MNF in Baghdad, which, for operational reasons, happens to be American. If Saddam had been held in the South, the legal predicament might have been clearer. But, legally, it matters not whether he was held by the US in Baghdad or by the Brits in Basra - he was in Coalition hands, of which the Blair government is a full partner.
So I think Blair, Brown, Beckett et al. should face criminal charges for colluding in the premeditated murder of Saddam Hussein. In the unlikely event of that happening, may more mercy be shown to them than they showed to Saddam!
P.S. I've checked and it seems clear that, under international law, Britain and America are not there as individual nations but as part of a US-led multinational force. Therefore, Britain, led by Tony Blair, had joint legal responsibility for the custody of Saddam. Forget cash for peerages - conspiracy to murder is what Blair should be charged with.