Saddam Hussein is dead – May Allah have mercy upon him.
BBC – Iraqi media reports that the dictator responsible for over 100,000 deaths has been executed. Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT). It was witnessed by a doctor, lawyer and officials. It was also filmed.
Also CNN – “Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been executed, according to two Arabic language media outlets.” UPDATE – A top Iraqi official denied reports on Saturday that Awad Hamed al-Bandar, former head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court, and Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, the half-brother and former head of the intelligence service, were executed. A statement by Mowaffak al-Rubai, the Iraqi security adviser, broadcast on al Arabiya and quoted by CNN, said the two men had not yet been executed “because we want this day to have historic meaning” by hanging only Saddam.
From Saddam’s letter last month:
I call on you not to hate because hate does not leave a space for a person to be fair and it makes you blind and closes all doors of thinking and keeps away one from balanced thinking and making the right choice …
I also call on you not to hate the peoples of the other countries that attacked us and differentiate between the decision-makers and peoples…
So, Bush avenges his Daddy at last, putting to use a skill he learned while governor in Texas — executin’ people. How pathetic. Now the wingers can have one last wargasm as Iraq slowly descends into chaos. Excuse me if I prefer not to celebrate. ~spk