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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:24 PM
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official: saddam to be executed 10:00 pm est
Report: Saddam to hang at 10pm ET
Official: Saddam to Be Executed Tonight
Dec 29, 5:42 PM (ET)
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The official witnesses to Saddam Hussein's impending execution gathered Friday in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone in final preparation for his hanging, as state television broadcast footage of his regime's atrocities.

The Iraqi government readied all the necessary documents, including a "red card" - an execution order introduced during Saddam's dictatorship. As the hour of his death approached, Saddam received two of his half brothers in his cell on Thursday and was said to have given them his personal belongings and a copy of his will.

Najeeb al-Nueimi, a member of Saddam's legal team in Doha, Qatar, said he too requested a final meeting with the deposed Iraqi leader. "His daughter in Amman was crying, she said 'Take me with you,'" al-Nueimi said late Friday. But he said their request was rejected.

An adviser to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saddam would be executed before 6 a.m. Saturday, or 10 p.m. Friday EST. Also to be hanged at that time were Saddam's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court, the adviser said.

more at:
http://apnews.myway.com//article/20061229/D8MAPK000.htm...


NOTE From Kpete
i am disgusted by much of what i have been reporting lately
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:26 PM
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1. We are in a strange time.
Sometimes it seems kind of nice to turn off the electronic world, and just go for a walk in the woods.

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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:31 PM
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3. As much as I despise Saddam Hussein, this entire scenario makes me want to vomit.
It's orchestrated for maximum political gain. That's a crime, a sin, whatever you want to call it.

Yes, a walk in the woods would be very nice, indeed. Or a hike in the mountains.
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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:48 PM
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10. Strange days ....



I keep thinking of the song by The Doors .....


Strange days have found us
Strange days have tracked us down
They're going to destroy
Our casual joys
We shall go on playing
Or find a new town

Yeah!

Strange eyes fill strange rooms
Voices will signal their tired end
The hostess is grinning
Her guests sleep from sinning
Hear me talk of sin
And you know this is it

Yeah!

Strange days have found us
And through their strange hours
We linger alone
Bodies confused
Memories misused
As we run from the day
To a strange night of stone
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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:39 PM
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8. Nature has done it for us here in Santa Fe today
We have 18 inches of snow, and it's still coming down. Feels like the world has gone away!

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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:42 PM
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9. While I am in no
hurry to be snowed-in, there is something very nice about 18 inches of fresh snow. It becomes silent at night. A wonderful time to take a peaceful walk!
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puebloknot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:23 PM
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20. Yes, a walk...
...but I'd better hurry because its still snowing, I'm five feet tall, and I begin to have the perspective that my German Shepherds have when faced with snow encroaching on their, ahem, private parts! :)
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dogindia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:49 PM
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16. the woods
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 06:53 PM by dogindia
you are right. A nice walk in a beautiful woods. To bad the electronic world is so given to this human fabrication ot revenge and killing. I find this whole thing gross and rather un human. Though human kind probably don't deserve the name as so many are happy to kill to eat when they really don't have to. (Sorry about my vegetarian mode of thinking.) I spent the whole day talking about Love and Compassion but I probably should have started talking 6 years ago or maybe 60 years ago This is a disturbing time but a time to press for great CARE beyond killing.
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:31 PM
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2. i feel your disgust Kpete..i feel it as well..in fact
i have just had to tune out today...this is all about covering the asses of the * cabal of murderers and war criminals..nothing less...and i just can not participate...in fact this is the first time i have said anything about it since last night..

it makes me ill...beyond words...

i think saddam is evil..but he had help..and the bush cabal..were his accomplices!!

we all know that...

i will not have the blood on my hands...none of it..

and this is to keep the dems from questioning saddam...we all know that!!

KARL ROVE MUST BE SLEEPING WELL TONIGHT.AND * AS WELL!!

CHENEY IS WIPING SWEAT OFF HIS BROW!!

FUCK THEM ALL!!

FLY
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Tinksrival Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:53 PM
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11. I feel the same as I did after the shock and awe speech, sick.
There is this twisted fear and apprehension. Nothing good can come of this. All this death. It has to end, killing in the name of good and evil. Nothing is justified.
I am ashamed and afraid. Bush and Co. are pushing the gates of hell wide open.
The only thing left to save our country's soul is to impeach. I truly believe it's the only way we will ever come out of this darkness.
The world is ready to move on without us. They are starting to look beyond America. I cry for my country.
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:36 PM
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14. I feel as though I'm in a daze...
felt like this for most of the day. A hug for you... :hug:
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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:03 PM
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26. No kidding.
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 09:05 PM by calimary
No kidding.

The whole business makes me want to throw up.

Shit. There's an NBC correspondent in Baghdad, reporting live on MSNBC, with that nice little Christmas tree visible just over his shoulder. So perverse.

This whole sordid affair is just incredibly offensive.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:32 PM
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4. Doesn't anyone find it a little odd that they are using the same
'documents' Saddam used to have people executed?
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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:47 PM
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24. So who's next on the block?
WHat's one more Iraqi on the pile?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:57 PM
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25. Hell, if it is as easy as pulling a 'red card'.
Sounds like a bad soccer game.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:34 PM
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5. Geeze
I always watch the news when I get home (8:30 EST). It's my time to sit and play with my snakes. I'm not sure I'll be able to watch the news tonight. I wonder if there will be any reruns of Simpsons episodes on that I can watch.
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:36 PM
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6. Middle of the night execution...
Yup... Freedom is on the march!

:sarcasm:
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 05:37 PM
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7. how long before sadaam is relaxing poolside with ken lay and osama?
on a private tropical island owned by poppy and adnan khashoggi, as repayment for services rendered to their inter-galactic reptilian overlords...
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Tuesday_Morning Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:07 PM
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12. sickening...
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:35 PM
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13. i too have tuned out...i get sick to my stomach at the blatant propaganda
every time i turn on the news...so i don't turn it on anymore. what is happening is truly ominous...very bizarre and sad...things are going to get worse
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:38 PM
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15. "I am disgusted by much of what i have been reporting"
Luckily we don't shoot the messenger here ;) Appreciate all the news you bring Kpete be it good or bad...
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:00 PM
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17. How does hanging Saddam help either Iraq or the United States?
It simply reinforces the barbaric notion that state murder somehow corrects an injustice.

It reinforces the Old Testament clich, I suppose; an eye for an eye.

The death penalty is inhuman and indecent. Worse, it erases forever the true intent of the perpetrator of the crimes for which the person was executed for in the first place.

By the same logic, shouldn't Donald Rumsfeld be hanged as well? After all, under the Reagan administration Rummy sold Saddam Hussein the weapons required to carry out the crimes Saddam was convicted of committing.

Saddam is much more valuable alive and incarcerated. Same with Timothy McVeigh.

Killing by government fiat burns down the libraries of knowledge these men possess. Now we'll never know what was truly in their hearts and minds.

Alas, pot smokers and petty thieves are incarcerated instead.

What a wonderful world.
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bluedog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:14 PM
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18. thought the RW Christians were so PRO-life?
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 07:14 PM by bluedog
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BlueStorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:17 PM
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19. The whole dog and pony show is what's sickening...
I personally think that Saddam should just be incarcerated for life. What is his execution going to prove? Other than that we are a barbaric civilization.

Blue
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:27 PM
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21. he is being executed because dead men tells no stories
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bklyncowgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:28 PM
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22. Oh goody just in time for Anderson Cooper. CNN must be thrilled.
Their golden boy gets to report on the hanging--or is he on vacation?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 07:33 PM
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23. kpete.
:hug:
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