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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:45 PM
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Saddam to be hanged by Sunday

Saddam to be hanged by Sunday

Ex-dictators execution expected to be carried out by start of Eid holiday

BREAKING NEWS
NBC News and news services
Updated: 31 minutes ago

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, sentenced to death for his role in 148 killings in 1982, will have his sentence carried out by Sunday, NBC News reported Thursday. According to a U.S. military officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, Saddam will be hanged before the start of the Eid religious holiday, which begins this Sunday.

The hanging could take place as early as Friday, NBCs Richard Engel reported.

The U.S. military received a formal request from the Iraqi government to transfer Saddam to Iraqi authorities, NBC reported on Thursday, which is one of the final steps required before his execution. His sentence, handed down last month, ordered that he be hanged within 30 days.

Earlier Thursday, Saddams chief lawyer implored world leaders to prevent the United States from handing over the ousted leader to Iraqi authorities for execution, saying the former dictator should enjoy protection from his enemies as a prisoner of war.

According to the international conventions, it is forbidden to hand a prisoner of war to his adversary, Saddams lawyer, Khalil al-Dulaimi, said in Amman, Jordan.

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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:49 PM
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He's already in the hand of his adversaries --
the ones he could testify against in international courts, or before the U.S. Congress, for that matter. The Bushistas want him dead more than do the Iraqis.

And the Bushistas care no more for international law than they do for being testified against.
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ochazuke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:49 PM
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1. Follow that Ford
Pardon Saddam and let the nation heal. After all, the media are saying that pardoning Nixon saved America from years of political instability and cynicism. Our country just wasn't strong enough to withstand an examination of the truth!!
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:49 PM
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2. Hmm, Sadr's people were asking for this... (re: timing)
Guess Maliki figures better of defying "public opinion" on this.
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:49 PM
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3. We interrupt coverage of President Ford's funeral...
to show you the latest pics from the gallows (and to remind everyone how much safer you are now that you were a few minutes ago--More kool-aide, anyone?)

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Dr.Phool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:44 PM
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17. I hope they interupt the Browns-Texans game.
It would be a switch from watching the Browns get killed.

:spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
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mloutre Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:49 PM
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4. Well, it's not like they were going to leave him...
...er, hanging around for long once the sentence was officially passed.

All hell is gonna break loose in Iraq when they do, of course.

But it seems likely that waiting longer to do it would just make things that much worse anyway.

If nothing else, at least there won't be any more 'put Saddam back in power' threads cluttering up the blogs...
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:51 PM
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5. Another fun snuff film for the ghouls in the White House...
Edited on Thu Dec-28-06 07:52 PM by Peace Patriot
Saddam kills 148 and hangs. Bush kills one hundred thousand people in the initial bombing alone, to loot and plunder their country--and ours--and gets to hear "Hail to the Chief."

What's wrong with this picture?
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:27 PM
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14. Here ! Here !
This needs to be shouted around the world ! We are living in truly " bizzaro " times.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:52 PM
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6. Bush Administrations needs something to divert attention from the 3K U.S. Troops milestone...
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:53 PM
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7. Well, this way the Right-wing orgasmorama will be dying down when
the new congress is settling in. I'm actually surprised it isn't being "saved" for a distraction sometime later in January, maybe after hearings start getting scheduled and subpoenas are being handed out.
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MikeNearMcChord Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:54 PM
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8. Not surprised they want to do this quickly
Edited on Thu Dec-28-06 07:56 PM by MikeNearMcChord
After all, Shrub doesn't want Saddam, to spill the beans about his dealings with pappy, Ronnie and the rest of the GOP cabal.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 07:59 PM
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9. If stats remain as they are.. we hit 3,000 U.S. military fatalities on Saturday or Sunday
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:03 PM
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10. My blood curdled when I saw the clip of BUSH salivating
while he announced to an audience of right-wing sheep that "Saddam has been sentenced to death!"
Blood-thirsty muhfukkuh! What an embarrassing disgrace to the American people.
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:07 PM
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11. Bush must want to hit 3000 killed US troops by the New Year.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:18 PM
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12. he is a psychopathic blood thirsty bastard, he executed 152prisoners, as a child he put firecrackers
up frogs butts and blew them up.. several of those he executed were obviously innocent, when confronted by a reporter about that he said, justice has been done by the courts, gOD will care for the innocent..
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az chela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:27 PM
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13. He is worse than Saddam and yet he walks free
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:30 PM
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15. Oh man...
Edited on Thu Dec-28-06 08:31 PM by larissa
I sure hope DU'er Crunchy Frog doesn't read that Sam!

Sounds like something Bush would get his jollies off on doing though.. Probably still blows them up..
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-28-06 08:32 PM
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16. Rush to a " guilty " verdict before Nov. elections
Rush to take the eye off and/or 3k dead, Dem Congress on the loose, surging, attacking Iran OR N.Korea.....the list is long, but I'm sure the point is made.
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zulchzulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 12:03 AM
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18. Saddam will achieve martyrdom in Arab World
Hanging him is a political mistake in the long run. Life imprisonment would provide less advantage.
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