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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:28 PM
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OH MY- "The Americans want him to be hanged respectfully"
It was a grim end for the 69-year-old leader who had vexed three U.S. presidents. Despite his ouster, Washington, its allies and the new Iraqi leaders remain mired in a fight to quell a stubborn insurgency by Saddam loyalists and a vicious sectarian conflict.

Also hanged were Saddam's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court. State-run Iraqiya television news announcer said "criminal Saddam was hanged to death and the execution started with criminal Saddam then Barzan then Awad al-Bandar."

Mariam al-Rayes, a legal expert and a former member of the Shiite bloc in parliament, told Iraqiya television that the execution "was filmed and God willing it will be shown. There was one camera present, and a doctor was also present there."

http://news.aol.com/topnews/articles/_a/iraqi-governmen...

Al-Nueimi said U.S. authorities were maintaining physical custody of Saddam to prevent him from being humiliated before his execution. He said the Americans also want to prevent the mutilation of his corpse, as has happened to other deposed Iraqi leaders.

"The Americans want him to be hanged respectfully," al-Nueimi said.

If Saddam is humiliated publicly or his corpse ill-treated "that could cause an uprising and the Americans would be blamed," he said.

Al-Maliki said opposing Saddam's execution was an insult to his victims.

"Our respect for human rights requires us to execute him, and there will be no review or delay in carrying out the sentence," al-Maliki said.

With U.S. forces on high alert for a surge in violence, people registered to attend the hanging gathered in the Green Zone before they were to go to the execution site, the Iraqi official said.
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pitohui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:29 PM
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1. and "tastefully" don't forget "tastefully"
what good is a hanging if it's one of them tacky events where even britney and paris are invited and they probably don't wear any underpants
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Jcrowley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:34 PM
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2. Did you notice
it was a multiple hanging? A 'Triple-Header' in US sports parlance.

Will there be a DVD out in time for Easter?
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:35 PM
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3. And we only torture legally...
same ol' same ol"
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