Guard Arrested for Execution Video
Posted on Jan 3, 2007
Iraqi officials arrested a guard believed to have been responsible for releasing the unauthorized video of Saddam Hussein’s execution. From The New York Times: “Some American officials suggested that Iraq was seeking a low-level scapegoat to carry the blame for the almost Gothic display of intimidation and death seen in the video.”
The Iraqi prime minister’s office gave its first public defense today of the way the government carried out the execution of Saddam Hussein, and said that a guard who they believe recorded the moment in a macabre unauthorized video had been arrested. The video and the scenes it depicts have prompted a wave of revulsion around the world.