Saturday, December 30, 2006

Update: Uncut Saddam Execution Video

The Jawa Report has posted this video showing the execution of Saddam Hussein. Though it is a bit shaky - apparently shot with a camera phone - it takes you far beyond what you have seen in the MSM.

I do want to echo what Allah Pundit has said, "I don’t know whose bright idea it was to let three punks in leather jackets and balaclavas take care of business instead of the Iraqi army, but the more I watch it, the more it looks like a hit instead of a state execution."

AP also is correctly troubled by the following:

The room was quiet as everyone began to pray, including Mr. Hussein. “Prayers be upon Mohammed and his holy family.”

Two guards added, “Supporting his son Moktada, Moktada, Moktada.”

Mr. Hussein seemed a bit stunned, swinging his head in their direction.

They were talking about Moktada al-Sadr, the firebrand cleric whose militia is now committing some of the worst violence in the sectarian fighting; he is the son of a revered Shiite cleric, Muhammad Sadiq al-Sadr, who many believe Mr. Hussein had murdered.

Moktada?” he spat out, a mix between sarcasm and disbelief.

It is a serious concern that those chosen to carry out the execution appear to be supporters of Moktada al-Sadr, himself an impediment to peace in Iraq. Perhaps Moktada day at the gallows will come soon.

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