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Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam Hussein executed

According to Reuters, an Iraqi television station is reporting that Saddam Hussein has been executed.
U.S.-backed Iraqi television station Al Hurra said Saddam Hussein had been executed by hanging shortly before 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday.

The former Iraqi president ousted in April 2003 by a U.S.- led invasion was convicted in November of crimes against humanity over the killings of 148 Shi'ite villagers from Dujail after a failed assassination bid in 1982.
Nobody should shed any tears for Saddam, but he should have been tried in The Hague, not by the seriously dysfunctional court in Iraq. But then, this administration probably doesn't want to talk about The Hague now, does it?

Who did we support in the Iran-Iraq War anyhow? Oh yeah, right. Mum's the word. These Friday news dumps are getting a tad ridiculous.

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