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Saddam, 2 Others Sentenced to Death

Nov 5, 7:05 AM (ET)

By HAMZA HENDAWI

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Saddam Hussein was convicted and sentenced Sunday to hang for crimes against humanity in the 1982 killings of 148 people in a single Shiite town, as the ousted leader, trembling and defiant, shouted "God is great!"

As he, his half brother and another senior official in his regime were convicted and sentenced to death by the Iraqi High Tribunal, Saddam yelled out, "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!" Later, his lawyer said the former dictator had called on Iraqis to reject sectarian violence and refrain from revenge against U.S. forces.

The trial brought Saddam and his co-defendants before their accusers in what was one of the most highly publicized and heavily reported trials of its kind since the Nuremberg tribunals for members of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime and its slaughter of 6 million Jews in the World War II Holocaust

Full Article: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20061105/D8L6T7500.html
 

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Thanks for the good news-now how many years of appeals does he have?
 

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I will probably catch a little flak for saying this, but I have often thought that the soilders that captured him would have saved everybody a lot of time and money if they would have just shot him then and there. There was little doubt of the outcome of his trail. Now, half of Irak will p.o.ed about it and their will be more stife there. But, I guess he will finally get what he deserves, unless like Sheepdog mentions above he spends years on appeals and dies of old age!
 

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Absolutely no doubt he should have just had a grenade thrown in on top of him and the lid put back on his hole-he killed thousands of his own countrymen to enrich himself and his boys-the trial gives him rights and dignity he stripped from others.
 

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His execution could bring a marked change in the U.S. involvement in Iraq. Many Iraqi citizens are still in fear that he will return to power and carry out retribution against the country as he did before, after they tried to kill him in 1982... If he is executed publicaly, there may be more support fot the new government by all citizens, and as a result, insurgents will have no where to take refuge...
 

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Learned something from that-made it worth getting up this morning-thanks-I'm about as politically savvy as a rock-I hope the greater purpose prevails...
 

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Hope it is in 60 days like Rick says. In the good old days when the single actions were part of the wardrobe, they hung them at sunrise the next day.
 

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For someone that did what he has to his fellow man along with his enemies, hanging is too good. He should have honey poored on him and be staked out on an ant hill. JMHO
 

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I think that they should surgically remove an appendage every week and incinerate it in front of him... to give him a glimpse of his impending eternity.[}:)] With the last appendage being beheaded... The entire process would take 32 weeks and death would occur in week 33...
 

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Maybe they should just hand him over to the Kurds. I'm sure they would think of a punishment to fit the crime.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Baldy

I'll beleive it when I see it. I hope they put it on TV.
I am sure it will be posted on YouTube or other video site. I'll be sure to post a link to it here when I find one.
 

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They'll be swingin, oh they'll be swingin..... there's ol Saddam Hussein, and he's up to no good, along with the other two they'll be stretchin too, oh just a swingin, just a swingin.....

 

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I hope the executions are broadcast-no hoods---if people were to see what hanging's like-maybe it'd make the next Saddam think twice and get a job at 7-11 or the Camel Palace instead...it ain't pretty what happens...I think we'd be better to go back to it-gives a criminal something to think about-knowing they won't miss a thing...
 

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The death sentence too often turns into a long prison term. They should have their necks stretched at sunrise the next morning, gives them time to pray. This also goes for the meth makers, i.d. thieves etc.
 

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There is a verse in the OT that says "Because judgement against an evil work is not speedily executed, the hearts of the people are fully set to do evil." Now that's almost word for word what we're talking about-they just don't fear punishment-with years of appeals and TV and ice cream and gettin' married in prison----what's to be afraid of? Find 'em guilty- do it now. Just like a child-they have to connect the action with the reaction-wait too long and the lesson's lost. That's why many grey hairs say Boom in the middle of the night-that's the only justice that'll be delivered...and we know it.It's all about bleeding hearts and fat lawyers-but when it happens to their families---then they understand...
 
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