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Saddam could hang in hours -Iraqi officials
Reuters ^ | December 29, 2006 | Mariam Karouny

Posted on 12/29/2006 12:03:00 PM PST by West Coast Conservative

Saddam Hussein may be hanged within hours, senior Iraqi officials and the ousted president's defence team said on Friday.

One senior Iraqi source told Reuters key legal issues had been resolved and he could go to the gallows shortly. Another official said Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki was meeting key figures, including the Justice Minister, to agree the details.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.reuters.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; saddam; saddamhussein; saddamshanging; warcriminal
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1 posted on 12/29/2006 12:03:01 PM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative

Who got a rope and a chair. Get er done.


2 posted on 12/29/2006 12:04:10 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Always Right

Maybe they can wait until Sunday. As the ball drpos in Times Square he can be lifted into the sky.


3 posted on 12/29/2006 12:05:19 PM PST by Long Island Pete
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To: West Coast Conservative


(singing) G-d rest ye terrorist gentlemen,
On a stout rope you sway,
Remember the blood of Iraqi folk,
Will be redeemed that day,
By Satan's power you ascended
To a throne on which you played,
Ooo-ooo tidings of rightous revenge,
Rightous revenge,
Ooo-ooo tidings of rightous revenge!


4 posted on 12/29/2006 12:05:54 PM PST by Lazamataz (I just want to be loved from the bellybutton down. Is that so wrong?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I hope he put on clean underwear when he got up this morning....


5 posted on 12/29/2006 12:06:19 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

CNN is realy upset about this execution for some reason.... are they afraid that it will mark a victory for Bush? Or, do they just hate our country?


6 posted on 12/29/2006 12:07:07 PM PST by Porterville (Destroy the Death Culture of Socialism)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Look for the Kossaks and the DUmmies to go into mourning shortly. They'll probably lower their UN flags to half-staff.


7 posted on 12/29/2006 12:07:40 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Porterville

both.


8 posted on 12/29/2006 12:08:04 PM PST by bonfire
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To: Porterville
>"CNN is realy upset about this execution for some reason.... are they afraid that it will mark a victory for Bush? Or, do they just hate our country?"

Both! That's why they're called the ENEMEDIA!

9 posted on 12/29/2006 12:09:22 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (When true genius appears, know him by this sign: all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.)
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To: Long Island Pete
As the ball drpos in Times Square he can be lifted into the sky.

LOL, they could tie him to the bottom of the ball.

10 posted on 12/29/2006 12:09:25 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Porterville

Were they so outraged when Timothy McVeigh was executed?


11 posted on 12/29/2006 12:09:40 PM PST by sodpoodle (if you can't handle the truth, try satire.)
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To: Porterville
CNN is realy upset about this execution for some reason.... are they afraid that it will mark a victory for Bush? Or, do they just hate our country?

Those are not mutually exclusive options...

12 posted on 12/29/2006 12:09:46 PM PST by Interesting Times (ABCNNBCBS -- yesterday's news.)
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To: Porterville

As PJ Comix pointed out so correctly about the Commie News Network - they're absolutely squeamish about the possible broadcasting Saddam's hanging but were oh-so righteous about a sniper video of one of our boys being shot.


13 posted on 12/29/2006 12:10:10 PM PST by Right Cal Gal (I wouldn't believe liberals if their tongues came notarized!)
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To: Long Island Pete

When the count reaches zero, that's when they should kick the chair.


14 posted on 12/29/2006 12:11:16 PM PST by HarmlessLovableFuzzball
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To: Porterville

Yes


15 posted on 12/29/2006 12:11:24 PM PST by Sue Perkick (Just a water spider on the pond of life.)
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To: sodpoodle

They wanted McVeigh out of the way ASAP, before he weakened and gave information on his co-conspirators. And made Clinton look bad...


16 posted on 12/29/2006 12:12:42 PM PST by livius
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To: West Coast Conservative

Wait until the stock markets close for the year. Makes sense.


17 posted on 12/29/2006 12:13:20 PM PST by kinghorse (calls them like I sees them)
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To: Long Island Pete

His body may be lifted to the sky, but his soul, such as it is, will be going elsewhere.


18 posted on 12/29/2006 12:14:26 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

About time.


19 posted on 12/29/2006 12:16:01 PM PST by MamaB (mom to an Angel)
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To: West Coast Conservative
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20 posted on 12/29/2006 12:16:50 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: Long Island Pete

NO, EID is on Saturday and they won't do it then. Theire "Holy Day" is Friday so, we're looking at the next few hours until the fat dictator swings........


21 posted on 12/29/2006 12:17:23 PM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: West Coast Conservative

I suspect the 'confusion' prior is deliberate. And I hope this task is accomplished shortly; as dawn is now 'upcoming' in Iraq. . .he must go asap. . .and I suspect he will; before 'we know it'. . .


22 posted on 12/29/2006 12:17:24 PM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Let's hope.


23 posted on 12/29/2006 12:17:28 PM PST by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
"Look for the Kossaks and the DUmmies to go into mourning shortly. They'll probably lower their UN flags to half-staff."

I'll be looking forward to all the new conspiracy theories.

24 posted on 12/29/2006 12:18:46 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr
His body may be lifted to the sky, but his soul, such as it is, will be going elsewhere.

I imagine he'll be reunited with Uday and Qusay, as well as Zarqawi.

I fervently hope Mookie Sadr joins them all sometime in 2007. The sooner, the better.

Iraq is hot in the summer, but I suspect Saddam's final destination will be much hotter.

25 posted on 12/29/2006 12:18:57 PM PST by Allegra (Vote Dulcie / Finbar 2008)
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To: Porterville
CNN is realy upset about this execution for some reason.... are they afraid that it will mark a victory for Bush? Or, do they just hate our country?

Both reasons, no doubt.

Think I will force myself to 'go over' and check out the symptoms of their 'Saddam Malaise. . .'

That said; there are No antidotes here. . .just 'GET OVER IT, CNN'!

26 posted on 12/29/2006 12:20:42 PM PST by cricket (Save a Terrorist - join the Democrats/Live Liberal Free; or suffer their consequences)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I hope he put on clean underwear when he got up this morning....

Doesn't matter -- it won't stay clean for long...

27 posted on 12/29/2006 12:22:07 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Right Cal Gal

I think I remember them carrying Danny Pearl's murder.


28 posted on 12/29/2006 12:23:54 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Porterville

"CNN is realy upset about this execution for some reason.... are they afraid that it will mark a victory for Bush? Or, do they just hate our country?"


I noticed the same thing the other day when the death sentence was concerned, and the anchorette made a statement to the reporter on the scene that went something like, "Is there any other avenue of appeal left? SURELY, international law should supersede Iraqi law in this!"


29 posted on 12/29/2006 12:24:29 PM PST by Ikemeister
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To: Mr. Mojo
Doesn't matter -- it won't stay clean for long...

Bet he soils it long before he gets to the gallows........

30 posted on 12/29/2006 12:25:29 PM PST by AxelPaulsenJr (Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I hope he put on clean underwear when he got up this morning....

Why bother?

31 posted on 12/29/2006 12:25:47 PM PST by rhombus
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To: All

Still nothing on YouTube


32 posted on 12/29/2006 12:26:07 PM PST by ImAmericanFirst (www.gopteamleader.com <--Let's Start Working on 2008 NOW! (Formerly MaineVoter2002))
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To: rhombus

Speaking for myself, I would hate to die in dirty underwear.


33 posted on 12/29/2006 12:27:01 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Voted Free Republic's Most Eligible Bachelor: 2006. Love them Diebold machines.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

If he hasn't been hung by 4pm EDT...
It may be a long wait.


34 posted on 12/29/2006 12:27:23 PM PST by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: Joe 6-pack

"I hope he put on clean underwear when he got up this morning...."


He won't need clean underwear where he's going...


35 posted on 12/29/2006 12:27:39 PM PST by brooklin
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To: West Coast Conservative

Might I suggest a "dunk-tank" like arrangement?


36 posted on 12/29/2006 12:30:18 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: Ikemeister

I noticed the same thing the other day when the death sentence was concerned, and the anchorette made a statement to the reporter on the scene that went something like, "Is there any other avenue of appeal left? SURELY, international law should supersede Iraqi law in this!"

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What a Commie traitor whore!


37 posted on 12/29/2006 12:31:09 PM PST by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is a hoot wait until the ball drops in MY.


38 posted on 12/29/2006 12:32:58 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: boomop1

NY NY NY NY there it's right now...


39 posted on 12/29/2006 12:33:47 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: rawcatslyentist

OK OK call me a newbie, but how do you post in italics??/ Also what does "pwn3d" mean??/ and "IIRC"????



40 posted on 12/29/2006 12:35:23 PM PST by LC HOGHEAD (Thirty years ago scientists warned about "Global Cooling" and a New Ice Age.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Some music for the occasion:

16 Men Swinging -- Count Basie & His Orchestra -- 1954
Can't Hang -- Xscape Featuring MC Lyte -- 1996
Hang 'Em High -- Sadat X -- 1996
Hang Fire -- The Rolling Stones -- 1982
Hang In Long Enough -- Phil Collins -- 1991
Hang Loose -- Mandrill -- 1973
Hang On -- Floyd Cramer -- 1961
Hang On In There Baby -- Johnny Bristol -- 1974
Hang On Now -- Kajagoogoo -- 1983
Hang On Sloopy -- The McCoys -- 1965
Hang On To Your Life -- The Guess Who -- 1971
Hang Up My Rock And Roll Shoes -- Chuck Willis -- 1958
Hangin' Around -- Edgar Winter Group -- 1974
Hangin' On A String (Contemplation) -- Loose Ends -- 1985
Hangin' Tough -- New Kids On The Block -- 1989
Hanginaround -- Counting Crows -- 2000
Hanging By A Moment -- Lifehouse -- 2001
Hanging On A Heart Attack -- Device -- 1986
Hooked On Swing -- Larry Elgart -- 1982
I Cheat The Hangman -- The Doobie Brothers -- 1976
I'll be Hangin' Around -- Russ Morgan & His Orchestra -- 1953
I'll Be Hangin' Around -- Les Brown & His Band Of Renown -- 1953
I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You -- Solomon Burke -- 1962
Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out) -- The Hombres -- 1967
Let's Hang On -- The 4 Seasons -- 1965
Let's Hang On -- Barry Manilow -- 1982
Let's Swing It -- Ray Noble & His Orchestra -- 1935
Sing Song Swing -- Ella Fitzgerald -- 1940
Sultans Of Swing -- Dire Straits -- 1979
Swing And Sway -- Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra -- 1937
Swing High, Swing Low -- Russ Morgan & His Orchestra -- 1937
Swing High, Swing Low -- Dorothy Lamour -- 1937
Swing Your Daddy -- Jim Gilstrap -- 1975
Swing, Swing -- The All-American Rejects -- 2003
Swingin' -- John Anderson -- 1983
Swingin' Daddy -- Buddy Knox -- 1958
Swingin' Gently -- Earl Grant -- 1962
Swinging Tight -- Bill Deal & The Rhondels -- 1969
Swingy Little Thingy -- Don Bestor & His Orchestra -- 1933
The Hanging Tree -- Marty Robbins -- 1959
U Send Me Swingin' -- Mint Condition -- 1994
You Keep Me Hangin' On -- Wilson Pickett -- 1969


41 posted on 12/29/2006 12:37:29 PM PST by Prince Charles
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To: LC HOGHEAD
OK OK call me a newbie, but how do you post in italics??/ Also what does "pwn3d" mean??/ and "IIRC"????

You're a newbie. To post in italics, type something like <i>this</i>. P3wned according to the Urban Dictionary and Wikipedia. If I remember correctly, they should have listings of common internet abbreviations like IIRC, too.

42 posted on 12/29/2006 12:41:20 PM PST by Caesar Soze
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To: Porterville; bonfire; rawcatslyentist; sodpoodle; Interesting Times; Right Cal Gal

CNN is realy upset about this execution for some reason....

Maybe CNN should send their lead hate-America-traitors, Christiane Amanpour and Peter Arnett, over to beg for Saddam's life. Maybe they could also take Dan Rather along, as he was so fond of Saddam and was his best bud. Maybe Dan could get a "last interview" and the CNN gang could film it! Dan needs the gig. (sarc)


43 posted on 12/29/2006 12:44:41 PM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Prince Charles

How about: 'The Ballad of Tom Dooley'


44 posted on 12/29/2006 12:44:52 PM PST by NickatNite2003 (From the Man from Hope" to the wife who snarls "Abandon All Hope!")
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To: West Coast Conservative

45 posted on 12/29/2006 12:47:36 PM PST by capydick (Better to Fight for Something Than to Live for Nothing)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Last time was practice...

46 posted on 12/29/2006 12:54:34 PM PST by mikrofon (This time they pull UP)
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To: West Coast Conservative
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47 posted on 12/29/2006 12:56:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Get someone like Ol George Maledon. He was Isaac Parkers hangman at Ft Smith back in the Old Days. He executed more people than anyone in the history of the country.

Just before he left Fort Smith, Maledon was asked if his conscience ever bothered him about the hangings or if he feared the spirits of the departed. To this he replied, "No, I have never hanged a man who came back to have the job done over."


48 posted on 12/29/2006 12:59:33 PM PST by crz
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To: West Coast Conservative

Bush's fault.


49 posted on 12/29/2006 1:00:17 PM PST by gotribe (There's still time to begin a war in Iraq.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Saddam could hang in for hours -Iraqi officials

there that's better.

50 posted on 12/29/2006 1:07:56 PM PST by strange1 ("Show the enemy harm so he shall not advance" Sun Tzu The Art of War)
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