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Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ace in the Noose

Well, it looks like justice will be delivered (belatedly) to Saddam. He's gone from being the Ace in the Hole to the Ace in the Noose:

Saddam Hussein To Hang
Updated: 13:05, Sunday November 05, 2006


Angry, shaking and defiant, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death this morning by hanging for ordering the massacre of Iraqi civilians.

"Allahu Akbar!" (God is Greatest) and "Long live the nation!", he shouted, pointing defiantly at the judge as the verdict was delivered.

Looking away in disgust, and then staring angrily back at the judge he continued to shout "Long live the people and death to their enemies. Long live the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"

He had refused to stand for the verdict and had to be lifted to his feet by two court bailiffs.

"Make him stand," the judge ordered as the former president stayed seated.

He then stood in silence and waited for his fate to be announced to the world.

Saddam was convicted of ordering the deaths of 148 Shia men and teenage boys in the town of Dujail in 1982.

The Sunnis are not pleased... the Shia are. Personally, if I were the head of the police force in the Maliki government, I would be very interested in the names of people that are shouting their support for Saddam. These are the hearts and minds that need to be converted - and some of them are not reachable.

Also, the silence over at DU and DailyKos speak volumes. Their only references to it are about this being a Rovian November surprise. Perhaps it's because one of their heroes, Ramsey Clark, is part of Saddam's defense team.

Michelle Malkin is also covering.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Michelle said...

Hooray... Finally some justice will be served. I hope he doesn't get multiple appeals. Let's get this over with quickly and celebrate. Our troops deserve to celebrate!!