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Brian_d
Username: Brian_d

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 6:18 am:   

For those interested, go here:
http://pandachute.com/videos/leaked_saddam_being_h ung_video
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Douglas_oswell
Username: Douglas_oswell

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 6:50 am:   

They did a classic job on him. It took about .75 seconds from the time he started dropping until the time the rope went taut. The neck was perfectly broken, and it's obvious from the photos that the major blood vessels were all perfectly strangulated--there appears to be quite a bit of blood on the rope, probably forced out from the mouth. Notice, too, the big area of abrasion on the left cheek, where that huge knot hit him a heavy blow. And they even gave him a soft kerchief to keep the rope from cutting through the tissues of his neck. A hanging doesn't get much better.
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Ratman
Username: Ratman

Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 5:48 pm:   

Too bad our executions aren't as quick-
What did it take- less than a month after being found guilty after the kangaroo court trial ?
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Douglas_oswell
Username: Douglas_oswell

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 5:54 pm:   

It certainly wasn't a perfect trial by American standards--meaning, of course, that they didn't give the perp an even chance of beating the rap.
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 7:16 pm:   

Ratman--LOL. Just which country was in charge of the execution? They should have had Sadaam decked out in an orange prison outfit, instead of being dressed to the hilt like some kind of minister.
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Oklahoma_mike
Username: Oklahoma_mike

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Sunday, December 31, 2006 - 11:51 pm:   

From my veiw Saddam had a reasonable chance to present his side. Different from USA system but I would not say Kangaroo Court. While I am in general opposed to ANY government having the power to commit an execution, I lose no sleep when the condemned is clearly guilty as was Saddam. Overall, I think the Iraqi court did a pretty good job, when you consider how some US trials have become even bigger circuses.
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Ed_neil
Username: Ed_neil

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 12:37 am:   

Our legal system should take a few pointers from the Iraqis. It took a very short time to execute a scumbag like Saddam and send him to hell to meet his maker... and how many decades does it take us to execute our murderers?
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Vscantu
Username: Vscantu

Registered: 7-2006
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 2:26 am:   

OK. But now can we take our U.S. soldiers out of there? We didn't send the bulk of our finest military to go babysit a bunch of murderous, suicidal, fanatical muslims.

I suspect we won't stop the Occupation until we've milked the last dollar out of the no-bid, multi billion-dollar contracts by Halliburton, and their pals.
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Johno
Username: Johno

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Monday, January 01, 2007 - 11:33 pm:   

Three years and 16 days from day of arrest to day of execution.
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Joanne_in_mb
Username: Joanne_in_mb

Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 1:31 pm:   

So now Bush can celebrate his ability to kill yet another member of the human race.

Saddam Hussein, in the eyes of the Muslim world, is now a martyr--a symbol that will rally generations to come to distrust and hate this country. It doesn't matter if Hussein is worthy of such an iconic status--the United States of America just thrust it upon him.

Almost four years after our invasion, 40 thousand Americans have been maimed, and another three thousand Americans have died. 650,000 Iraqis have died.

In sight of this, how can any sane person look upon the death of Saddam Hussein, and suddenly feel as if this was all worth it? How can we take comfort? How can we feel any relief, or closure?

Tomorrow, more American kids and innocent Iraqis will die. So, in the end, this changes nothing.

http://www.JoAnnesPage.net
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Douglas_oswell
Username: Douglas_oswell

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 2:20 pm:   

I think they should have given him a small gift and told him not to be so naughty in the future.
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Ed_neil
Username: Ed_neil

Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 5:21 pm:   

Saddam has the blood of untold hundreds of thousands on his hands. I'm not sorry to see him dead.
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Douglas_oswell
Username: Douglas_oswell

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 8:05 pm:   

Yeah, but they taunted him.
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Ratman
Username: Ratman

Registered: 8-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 8:46 pm:   

So does Bush-
What's the difference-
We're trying to make them a democracy ?lol
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Johno
Username: Johno

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 9:41 pm:   

For a tyranical despot who used mustard gas and nerve agent attacks to kill 200,000 Kurds while wiping out 2,000 of their villages and jailing and killing untold thousands of Iraqis who releshed in beheading women and tossing men off five story buildings and who had 40 of his own relatives executed and who accumulated a wealth of $6 billion including $2 billion in cash from the food for oil program and spent $2 billion on the construction of 48 personal palaces from 1990-2003 who launched a war with Iran resulting in the deaths of 1.7 million people and lobbed scud missles into Israel and invaded Kuwait setting 700 oil wells on fire on his way out and opening pipelines pouring 10 million barrells into the Persian Gulf who bought food and medical supplies intended for Iraqi children and sold them to other countries and spent the rest of his medical aid dollars for the use of members of his regime and ignored UN resolutions and let thousands of Islamic radicals train in Iraqi terrorist camps he actually wasn't too bad of guy.
A lush life in exile would have been nice.
Maybe even a new job as the editor of the New York Times.
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Yarbchris
Username: Yarbchris

Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Tuesday, January 02, 2007 - 11:06 pm:   

Now that Hussein is dead, radical Arabs will hate America! They might even do something drastic like try to kill us or something. Saddam's people will start calling us the Great Satan. One more martyr might just be the straw that breaks the camel's back; I mean, they have so many of them (martyrs not camels(o.k. camels, too)). Maybe we should give up and let the Ba-ath party or the Iranian imams have power. That will solve everything. Everyone can come home and all the terrorists and radicals over there will stop plotting to kill us and start singing "God Bless America." We should never have executed Saddam while Judith Regan was looking for work.
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Warren
Username: Warren

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 9:36 am:   

If I were the Iragi PM., I'd now grant him a full pardon. It's a win-win situation, and perfect Arab logic.
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Douglas_oswell
Username: Douglas_oswell

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 9:47 am:   

For those who liken President Bush to Saddam Hussein it might be instructive to contemplate the prospect of watching your wives and daughters officially raped by the latter's paid goons before being slowly lowered, feet-first, into an industrial shredder, or dunked into a swimming pool filled with nitric acid. Horrible as those things might be, they're not the reason we went into Iraq. It was to offer a salutary example for tin-pot dictators who might like to harm us through the use of terrorist proxies. And so far, it's been quite a successful tactic. It will remain so until we begin to go soft again, as we inevitably do.
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Sanfranguns
Username: Sanfranguns

Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 3:48 pm:   

Regardless of your opinion on capital punishment - we should never celebrate a person being put to death. Even if it is something we feel is right to do we should approach it somberly at most and with regret ideally.
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Yarbchris
Username: Yarbchris

Registered: 9-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 4:58 pm:   

Sniff sniff.

No regrets, no tears goodbye
Don't want you back, we'd only cry, again
Say goodbye, again
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Vallejo_dave
Username: Vallejo_dave

Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 7:24 pm:   

I agree with SF guns.

Whoever arranged the final scene screwed up in having him dressed like a prince.

I've got to get one of those camera phones!

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