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Ding, Dong, Saddam Is Dead

Postby Ian on Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:25 am

Wow.. I figured the guy would rot in jail forever.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16389128/?GT1=8816

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Three years after he was hauled from a hole in the ground by pursuing U.S. forces, Saddam Hussein was hanged Saturday under a sentence imposed by an Iraqi court, an Iraqi official told NBC News.

The deposed president was found guilty over the killing of 148 members of the Shiite population of the town of Dujail after militants tried to assassinate him there in 1982, during Iraq’s war with Shiite Iran.

Asked if Saddam were dead, the official in the Iraqi prime minister's office said, “Yes, the body of Saddam Hussein is in front of me.”

"Criminal Saddam was hanged to death," state-run Iraqiya television said. The station played patriotic music and showed images of national monuments and other landmarks.

Witnesses to the execution told NBC News’ Richard Engel that they were cheering around the body of Saddam after the execution.

NBC could hear cheers and celebrations in the background while talking to an official in the prime minister’s office.

“This son of a bitch is lying under my feet.… I can't talk now because of all the cheers!" a witness said.

NBC News reported that gunfire, presumably celebratory, could be heard in Baghdad after the executions.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:57 am

So Whaddaya know, the USA can put him in and the USA can take him out.
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Postby stix on Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:48 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:So Whaddaya know, the USA can put him in and the USA can take him out.


Huh?
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:59 pm

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Postby TheWizard on Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:01 am

You know, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if they used a stunt double during the hanging and that the real Saddam is alive and safe somewhere else. The masses will think he is dead, but watch, there will be a slew of "Saddam Sightings" in the future, much like there are "Elvis Sightings."
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:30 am

stix wrote:
dolphinius_rex wrote:So Whaddaya know, the USA can put him in and the USA can take him out.


Huh?


The USA helped put him into power, and then they removed him when they didn't find him useful anymore.
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:49 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:The USA helped put him into power, and then they removed him when they didn't find him useful anymore.

huh?
they may have helped him during the Iraq-Iran war, but they didn't put him in power.
he did that very well (and bloody) on his own.
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