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Saddam’s Half Brother and Chief Judge Are Hanged

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Posted on Jan 15, 2007

More gruesome news from Iraq: “Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and the head of his revolutionary court were executed before dawn [Monday], according to the Iraqi government.”

American military officials, who had custody of Mr. Hussein, were particularly upset, and pushed hard to ensure that the executions of his co-defendants—Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, former head of the Mukhabarat secret police and the younger half-brother of Mr. Hussein, and Awad Hamad al-Bandar, who was chief judge of the revolutionary court under Mr. Hussein—were carried out properly.



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By Bukko in Australia, January 16, 2007 at 12:58 am Link to this comment
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And one of their heads was separated from the body as they were killed. Another act that puts America in the same category as the terrorists who chop heads off for propaganda. I realise it was Iraqis who did the hanging, but it was the U.S. who made it all possible and turned the captives over so they could be killed. AMERICA HAS BECOME A TERRORIST STATE! Perhaps right-wingers can now make the argument that “at least we cut their heds off quickly, instead of sawing them off with serrated knives.” Is that the standard the nation of freedom aspires to: the better beheaders?

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By Quy Tran, January 15, 2007 at 12:27 pm Link to this comment
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Now Bush/Cheney & Co. can sleep well but the whole civilized world will never forget their crimes. They all absolutely will pay for their debts until their several generations to come. The whole humanity will not condemn those who hang President Saddam Hussein and his aides but Bush/Cheney and Co. because they open the dead avenue for President Hussein.

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By Rodney Matthews, January 15, 2007 at 12:09 pm Link to this comment
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Phone video at 6:00.

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