My Pet Jawa has the VIDEO OF SADDAM'S HANGING HERE. hat tip Rich
As the noose was tightened around Hussein's neck, one of the executioners yelled, "long live Muqtada al-Sadr," Haddad said.
Hussein mockingly uttered one last phrase before he died: "Muqtada al-Sadr," according to Haddad.
An executioner read from the Quran and then carried out the hanging. Hussein died "very, very quickly" just after 6 a.m., al-Rubaie said.
Leftards caterwaul the murdering, bloodthirsty dictator here. BUSH CHIMPHITLER!
UPDATE: Some historical
perspective over at American Thinker:
"Most of the great butchers of the 20th century died of old age, in their own beds, some of them honored by millions. Not a single one met justice in the sense accepted in free states across the world. The handful who died otherwise are aberrations, victims of strange events that act as models for nothing. There is one single exception - the hanging of Saddam Hussein on December 30, 2006 after a careful, lengthy trial carried out under extremely difficult circumstances according to internationally recognized judicial norms. The state of Iraq has succeeded where the rest of the civilized world has failed. It is a singular achievement, and it will stand." via Instapundit hat tip Bruce
UPDATE: How the West Could be Lost hatip Norman