Reports are starting to trickle in: Saddam Hussein is dead.
Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has been executed by hanging at an unspecified location in Baghdad, for crimes against humanity.
Iraqi TV said the execution took place just before 0600 local time (0300GMT).
The news was confirmed to the BBC by the Iraqi Deputy Foreign Minister, Labeed Abawi.
Initially, I thought that he just might make it through the New Year. But after reading some articles yesterday, I was beginning to suspect that he might not see the end of 2006. Still, today’s execution comes as a surprise to me. I was thinking tomorrow might be the day (actually, I guess it was the 30th for Saddam). Things moved real quick since his last appeal expired only 3 days ago.
In honor of this momentous occasion, I present this flash film I found on the Internet a while back:
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