BAGHDAD, Iraq — Saddam Hussein, the shotgun-waving dictator who ruled Iraq with a remorseless brutality for a quarter-century, was taken to the gallows and executed Saturday, Iraqi state-run television reported.
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.”
****Now, it’s just a matter of time before some liberal comes out and starts spewing the merit of all the great things that Saddam did. Then, another liberal will develop courage (Because someone else had already said something first), and say the USA is evil for ‘killing’ another person and killing is wrong. Then, another liberal will call another liberal who knows someone at CNN and someone who works in Hollywood, and they’ll call a meeting with Oliver Stone and Michael Myers and they’ll show the kinder side of Hussein.
Then, they will show Bush with dark, brooding music and imply he’s the evil dictator of the devil’s army and how he’s going to find another country to attack and then kill that leader (Hopefully, it’s Venezuela and it’s Chavez’s face falls into this crosshair! 🙂 However, Iran sits at 3-1, while Syria and North Korea both open at Vegas with 5-1 odds! ****