Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam Swings

Saddam Hussein, brutal ex-dictator of Iraq, was hanged this morning for his part in the deaths of 148 Shiites in Dujail in response to a failed assasination attempt against him. The 69-year-old despot was executed within the 30-day window prescribed by the trial judge and before he reached the age of 70. (Iraqi law does not allow executions of people 70 or older.) Further, he received the ultimate temporal punishment before hadjis trek to Mecca. Bush issued a low-key statement but did not comment before the cameras to underscore that the execution was an Iraqi carriage of justice not an American imposition thereof.

Cf. execution video at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7532034279766935521 and FNC.

2 comments:

grgb4 said...

Kudos on the Iraqis in their administration of justice, Kudos to Bush for allowing it to happen (with the 2003 invasion) and Kudos to you for a wonderful use of the word "carriage."

WFB would be proud.  

jakeho said...

Thank you, G. Maybe, a more peaceful transition in Iraq will occur once Saddam's followers realize that their former leader has left the scene for good.