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.”

NYT: 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.

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