The end of creatures who bear the official title "violator of womens' honour" (i.e. official rapist). Of torturing small children to make their parents confess. Of the people-shredders, into which victims were fed feet first. So the operators would not be deprived of the pleasure of their screams. The end of The 10 Plagues of Iraq.
A day that also included the liberation of a childrens' jail and torture facility, thus reminding us forever of the opportunity - and the justice - represented by that statue's fall. As Michael Totten reminds us - with pictures - it was not the only one.
Exposes of the love life of tyrants (complete with haiku), the fall of the inhuman monsters and would-be successors Uday & Qusay Hussein in a shoot-out with US forces, and Saddam's own ignominious capture would all come, in time. He sits now in Baghdad courtroom, charged with genocide.
Whatever happens, this is something America will always be able to be proud of. Sic Semper Tyrannis.