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Saddam Dead by Sunday

***Bumped and Updated***

Update 4:22pm: From Fox News: Saddam's attorneys are asking a US judge, which one I don't know, to block Saddam's transfer from US custody to the Iraqis. One, according to an Iraqi MP, the transfer already took place; and Two, the United States judiciary does not have any jurisdiction over what happens in Iraq. Then again, with some of the liberal activist judges, you never know. Saddam's case could end up being fought out in US courts.

Update 3:41pm: According to ABC News, Saddam will be in a combination of Iraq/US custody and will be guarded by US troops even as his execution is carried out.

Update 2:47pm: Fox New just spoke with an Iraqi government official (Fox named that official but I didn't catch it) that Saddam has been now been handed over to Iraqi authorities, that all documents have been signed and finalized by the Prime Minister, and that Saddam's execution is imminent.

Fox News is sure of this information.

Update 2:41pm: Bob at Confederate Yankee has confirmation from a confidential source about 45 minutes ago who says that Saddam will be executed at midnight Baghdad time Saturday or 4:00pm ET Friday. Well, we'll find out soon enough.

Update 2:20pm: Curt at Flopping Aces makes an important distinction here regarding custody:

I think this may be all a case of semantics. Legal custody may have been transferred to the Iraqi's via documents but not physical.

Oh btw....sunrise in Baghdad is 7:05am Iraqi time. 9 and a half hours from now.

Curt also links to Mohammad at Iraq the Model, who writes that an "al-Arabiya reporter said the noose is already set in a yard in the IZ."

He also offers these updates:

-Tariq Harb, Iraq's most famous judicial expert who's been following and commenting on the trial since the beginning said he expected the execution to take place in the next few hours.

-The Sadrist said they would return to the cabinet and parliament after Saddam is executed.

-Bahaa' al-Aaraji, a Sadrist and member of the parliament's legal commission told al-Iraqiya TV that two execution sites have been prepared; one in the IZ and one in another location he wouldn't disclose.

-Al-Aaraji told al-Iraqiya TV that the government is asking clerics whether it's allowed to carry out executions during religious holidays. He added that he expects Saddam to be executed no later than noon tomorrow.

Breaking Right Now: James Rosen at Fox News says that US sources are telling him that Saddam is still in US custody. Well, this changes everything, at least for now. Saddam's attorneys are saying otherwise. Could this be misinformation by the US trying to quell any uprising? Who knows.

Update: 1:05pm: From Reuters:

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein could be hanged within hours, a senior Iraqi source told Reuters on Friday after Saddam's lawyer said the former president had been handed over by U.S. forces to Iraqi authorities for execution.

"Things have changed in the past three hours. There were some issues ... and now that is resolved so it seems it's possible he may be hanged tonight," the source, who is in a senior position of authority, said after a day of confusion.

Update 12:42pm: Saddam has not yet been executed. One of Saddam's attorneys Najeeb al Nauimi is on Fox News via telephone right now and it sounds like Saddam will be executed early morning tomorrow. His attorneys are making arrangements for his body to be handed over to his family afterward.

Saddam's execution will be videotaped. Al Nauimi says that Saddam will be very proud and will be smiling when he's led to the gallows.

Al Nauimi also said that Saddam's family asked to visit with Saddam before his execution, but their request was denied. The access to Saddam has got to be really tight.

Update 12:34pm: Jules Crittenden has contacts with contractors in Iraq who are saying it may have already happened.

I was writing those words above when my buddy Sig called, maybe around 11 p.m. last night. His contractor pals in Iraq figure it's already happened. Sig, a San Antonio Express-News reporter in the invasion with three or four more trips to Iraq behind him, honored me by calling me first when he wanted to talk about it.

Saddam Dead by Tomorrow?

Update 12:21pm: Fox is now reporting that it has just crossed the AP wire that Iraqi PM Al-Maliki has signed Saddam's death sentence. This thing is going fast and furious.

Update 11:55am Friday:

A Reuters report says that Saddam has been transferred to Iraq custody:

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. officials have transferred former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to Iraqi custody, the chief defense lawyer told Reuters on Friday.

"The American side has notified us that they have handed over the president to the Iraqi authorities," said Khalil al-Dulaimi, head of Saddam's defense team.

Fox News has also confirmed with Saddam's chief lawyer that Saddam Hussein is now in the custody of the Iraq government. Fox is also reporting that an Iraqi judge says Saddam will be hanged tomorrow.

I'm sure Saddam's lawyer is leaking all this information to gin up as much unrest as possible and to possibly get insurgents to try to break him out of custody.

I don't blame the Iraqis for wanting to execute Saddam as soon as possible. As long as Saddam Hussein is alive, he is risk for being broken out of prison and, with the Iraq government being as new as it is, a coup by Saddam's supporters is simply too much of a risk.

Fox News has confirmed with the US military that Saddam will be handed over to the Iraq government today. He could be hanged within 24 hours after that, possibly as early as later today.

NBC is reporting that Saddam is to be hanged before the Eid holiday, which starts Sunday.

Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, sentenced to death for his role in 148 killings in 1982, will have his sentence carried out by Sunday, NBC News reported Thursday. According to a U.S. military officer who spoke on condition of anonymity, Saddam will be hanged before the start of the Eid religious holiday, which begins this Sunday.

The hanging could take place as early as Friday, NBC's Richard Engel reported.

The U.S. military received a formal request from the Iraqi government to transfer Saddam to Iraqi authorities, NBC reported on Thursday, which is one of the final steps required before his execution. His sentence, handed down last month, ordered that he be hanged within 30 days.

Tomorrow isn't soon enough as far as I'm concerned. Let's just hope that when Saddam's transferred to Iraqi authorities, which could have happened already, someone from the inside who sympathizes with him doesn't help him escape from custody.

Hat tip: See-Dubya at Hot Air

Update: Saddam's hanging will be video taped although officials say it may not be made public:

Iraqi officials also said that Saddam's final moments will be videotaped by the government, reports CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston.

"We will video everything," National Security adviser Mouffak al Rubaie said. "All documentation will be videoed. Taking him from cell to the execution is going to be videoed, and the actual execution will be documented and videoed."

Iraqis, members of the coalition and international representatives will witness the execution, Pinkston reports. It's not clear whether the videotape will be broadcast on Iraqi television.

All this means we can expect it to be on YouTube at some point.


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Comments (64)

I'll be little sad to see t... (Below threshold)

I'll be little sad to see the old guy go ... I mean, Rock-Paper-Saddam just won't be the same when he's feeding the worms.

We should have killed this ... (Below threshold)

We should have killed this snake 15 years ago. Would have saved the world, and Iraqis, untold misery. This should be a lesson to us that when we tolerate evil, the world pays a high price.

The Sunnis are gonna go nut... (Below threshold)

The Sunnis are gonna go nuts. For the sake of killing one guilty person, I wonder how many innocent Iraqis and American soldiers will die. Better to let him rot in jail than raise him to the (undeserved) level of martyrdom.

I agree with Sam. He should... (Below threshold)

I agree with Sam. He shouldn't have been allowed to rise at all. I would have discussed the reasons he rose, but maybe some other time.
I don't think he speaks for most Sunnis. He is universally hated, unless those Sunnis are being sponsored by him and his puppets.

He will be the New Sultan O... (Below threshold)

He will be the New Sultan Of Swing. Still it ought to be postponed until his trial of the Kurdish Massacre is over. The Kurds are entitled to a bit of justice.

The Iraqi Criminal Procedur... (Below threshold)
observer 5:

The Iraqi Criminal Procedure Code prohibits a Muslim being executed during Eid.

Or a Christian during Christmas or Easter, or a Jew during Hanukkah, either.

The Iraqi Criminal Procedur... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

The Iraqi Criminal Procedure Code? C'mon we call the shots..first of all the trial was limited..after all if we went into his gassing his own people the fact we provided him with that gas would have been an issue...and don't forget the timing of the sentence..just before OUR elections..it will be New Year's eve (our calander)Watch for still photots to be released..remember how the bloody corpses of his sons were dispalyed...
Saddam should hang but his trial was a farce..and the people of Iraq know it..
...and we will follow it with an escalation of troops?

The Iraqi Criminal Proc... (Below threshold)

The Iraqi Criminal Procedure Code? C'mon we call the shots.. nogo postal

Really? Then how do you explain the US had a provision in their constitution that forbid capital punishment.

Yet he is about to get his neck stretched. Guess the Iraqis didn't get the memo.

Fifty bucks says the pussy ... (Below threshold)

Fifty bucks says the pussy cries on his way up the gallows steps.

In the interest of keeping ... (Below threshold)
Paper Tigers:

In the interest of keeping the Scales of Justice balanced, wouldn't it be appropriate to have Mike Nifong on the other end of the platform?

blackcat: Saddam wasn't th... (Below threshold)

blackcat: Saddam wasn't the only one sentenced to death. And the martyrdom issue shouldn't hold sway over justice.

Whether or not the video ends up on Youtube, I'm glad to know they won't be airing it to the general public. That's one thing I'd been wondering about. Public executions are a bad idea. We stopped doing that a long, long time ago.

I agree with Brad. I'll ad... (Below threshold)

I agree with Brad. I'll add that he'll have a big ol' snot bubble and be standing in a puddle of piss too. Force his last meal to be a BLT.

Your soul is US Government ... (Below threshold)

Your soul is US Government property, by right of conquest.

Saddam's hanging is like th... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Saddam's hanging is like the busty gal next to the 3rd rate magician..."hey we're gonna hang the guy." Don't pay attention to the 107 troops killed and over 800 evacuated do to injury in December...don't think about the family and friends of these brave men and women...Their blood is on the hands of anyone who believes sending more troops
will mean anything more than a higher casuality rate....Bring'em Home....

I'm reenlisting in the rese... (Below threshold)

I'm reenlisting in the reserves for the chance I might go back to Iraq.

You don't speak for me... or any of us, and we don't want or need your support.

Let em do their job.

Any chance we can get this ... (Below threshold)

Any chance we can get this televised during half time of the Pat's game?

Ring...I never expressed an... (Below threshold)
nogo postal:

Ring...I never expressed anything other my opinion...might I add your opinion is not representive of the other 140,000...over there..
like mine..it is just yours

Your reasons for going back over are yours and yours alone and NO ONE should question or challange those reasons..
I wish you a safe tour..God Bless

I wish I could figure out w... (Below threshold)

I wish I could figure out why, but I have a very, very strong feeling that hanging Saddam would be a mistake.


It's not a mistake; it's ju... (Below threshold)

It's not a mistake; it's justice. Grow a pair and stand up.

Brad:Why do you be... (Below threshold)


Why do you believe this is justice?


Martyrdom is overrated. He'... (Below threshold)

Martyrdom is overrated. He's much more effective as a symbol if he's alive, whether he's free or incarcerated. After all, how much do you hear about Uday, Qusay, or Zarqawi anymore? Nothing.

When applied to people like Saddam, I like Uncle Joe Stalin's attitude, "No man, no problem"

Martyrdom is also only effe... (Below threshold)

Martyrdom is also only effective if the guy being killed is some sort of good example. Either following a religious code, or doing something great for the sake of others.

Saddam? Not so much, unless your example is "nasty men who become dictators and then get even nastier."

The death of Hussein will be more of a kick in the teeth of the bad guys currently in Iraq, since they won't have a figurehead to pretend to be supporting any more. It'll probably cause more inter-Baathist killings, for that matter, since a lot of middle management killers will now think they have a shot at becoming the next Head Honcho.

cirby, "inter-baathist kill... (Below threshold)

cirby, "inter-baathist killingS" has a nice ring to it. Let's just hope it is very very plural.

With the chaos enveloping I... (Below threshold)

With the chaos enveloping Iraq now, especially in regards to the sectarian violence, I wonder now if at least some of Hussein's heavy-handed past brutality was simply his stupid, simplistic method to enforce overall civil order.

The Soviet Union use to use similarly brutal policing tactics and intimidation to enforce peace between antagonistic sectarian groups. Indeed, it's generally recognized that when the Soviet Union broke up, while the US lost a dangerous rival, the world at large became more unstable with the unleashing of formally controlled, violent and power-hungry political factions and states.

As far as Hussein goes, I think it's utterly hypocritcal for anyone who misses Reagan with teary eyes to relish Hussein's upcoming execution. Back in the 80's, when Hussein was just as brutal as he ever was, if not more so, the US under Reagan thought of him as a valuable ally and directly supported him, especially during the nasty Iran-Iraq war. And there is considerable evidence, from even acual once classified documents, that this support, covertly at least, included Hussein's use of bio-chemical weapons. At the minimal, the Reagan administration looked the other way while US firms supplied Hussein with arms and the components to manufacture bio-chemical weapons; at the maximal, which Iran has always contended was the case, the US actually directly supplied Hussein with such weapons.

See: Wikipedia Article, Iran Chamber Article, and Some Declassifed Records

Personally, I think people like Hussein, even if they truly believe that they didn't do anything all that wrong, should be made responsible and held accountable for past murderous behavior in a proper and serious court of law. I also think this should done with some consistency, including going after anyone else who aided and abetted in such activity. However, I have no use for the sort of pickin' 'n' choosin', half-ass, mock-trial sort of "justice" that was evidently dished out to Hussein. Trials where life and death are to be decided should be done right or not at all. I think.


Saddam Hussein! Come on dow... (Below threshold)

Saddam Hussein! Come on down!


Osama, Zarky, Mohammed, and of course--Satan

>>And the martyrdom issue s... (Below threshold)

>>And the martyrdom issue shouldn't hold sway over justice.

Ideally, you're right. The problem is that Iraq is in a state of anarchy right now. The lawless are running the place and something like this might inspire a massive response by the Sunnis nd whatever Baathists are still around. So this "justice" might come at a very high price in lives. It would really be shame if the legacy of Saddam's trial is hundreds or thousands more dead Iraqis. We'd pacified Germany by the time of the Nuremburg trials, and that's the biggest difference between then and now.

>>It's not a mistake; it's ... (Below threshold)

>>It's not a mistake; it's justice. Grow a pair and stand up.

Brad: With all due respect, it's not YOUR neighborhood that might go up in flams as a result of this execution. It's not YOUR children who might be blown up in the street. It's easy to pontificate about "justice" when you are thousands of miles from the violence. I think the aftereffects of the execution are a valid factor to be considered.

>>The death of Hussein will... (Below threshold)

>>The death of Hussein will be more of a kick in the teeth of the bad guys currently in Iraq

Saddam is only a hero to the Sunnis, and the Sunnis are certainly not the only bad guys over there.

Death comes to us all...but... (Below threshold)

Death comes to us all...but tonight it will come to Saddam Hussein.

blackcat77:Actuall... (Below threshold)


Actually, Iraq, as a whole, isn't "in anarchy" right now. Outside of a few places (covering about 1/3 of their population), things are pretty good. Even in the "bad places," Iraq is more stable and has more true rule of law than many of its neighbors.

There's an actual central government, with a real (though not completely trained) police force, and a populace that's, overall, trying to get on with their lives. The economy is growing very fast, as well - you don't have that in actual anarchies.

Cirby: There is a central g... (Below threshold)

Cirby: There is a central government just like there is in Kabul. But like Kabul, the authority of that government doesn't extend much beyond the certain parts of the capital city. The test of the Maliki's power would be whether or not he can reduce terrorists' ability to act and it's clear that he has not. I agree that these terrorists are not equally active all over the country, but they are concentrating their activities where it's most effective, and up to now at least, nobody's stopping them. I just wish there was somebody out there who is sympathetic to the cause of democracy that people on all sides of the violence could at least respect -- finding that person is the key to turning things around.

The concern over Saddam's e... (Below threshold)

The concern over Saddam's execution is understandable but misplaced in my estimation. A violent flare-up in response, if it occurs, should be short-lived.

The Iraqi nations need this closure... and the insurgents aren't fighting in support of Saddam's regime, they're fighting to rid their country of its occupiers. Once we leave the violence will subside and the Iraqi people can rebuild their country, and executing Saddam is something that we have to accomplish before we leave.

Let the swing begin.

I am not a big fan of the d... (Below threshold)
Jeff Irvin:

I am not a big fan of the death penalty, not because I think killing people is an "absolutely" horrible thing to do--some people just need killin', as they say. However, I have to wonder what message it sends to the world when the United States ensures the death of one man for his crimes against humanity while allowing another (e.g., Augusto Pinochet) to die of old age.

Those who think the death of Saddam Hussein will somehow improve the situation in Iraq, I fear, will be sadly disappointed a year from now. Why?

Well, I had a thought this morning that may provide an answer. It is because United States foreign policy is based on the premise of dominance rather than defense.

Now, before people start posting that I am somekind of "appeaser" or "peace-nik" I would like to say that I believe in a strong national defense. In fact, I support a policy that I like to call the "don't screw with us" foreign policy. It basically works like this. If you do something that threatens our national security--not national interest since they are not always the same thing--then we will come down on you like a ton of bricks. We won't give you any warning, no entreaties to behave yourself, no diplomacy, just wholesale destruction until you learn your lesson.

Iraq is a perfect example of the attempt by the United States to dominate rather than defend itself. In short, we have spent over $300 billion to kill one pathetic excuse for a human being.

What is unfortunate is that our present foreign policy--which is not completely a Bush policy or a neo-con policy--will, in the end, neither allow us to dominate the world nore effectively defend ourselves.

In other words, the death of Saddam Hussein will be a Pyrrhic victory when seen from the vantage point of the not-too-distant future.

While we're at it, the rema... (Below threshold)

While we're at it, the remaining war criminals Bush & Cheney should swing right along w/ Saddam...that is, if there were anything such as Justice.

While we're at it,... (Below threshold)
While we're at it, the remaining war criminals Bush & Cheney should swing right along w/ Saddam...that is, if there were anything such as Justice. Posted by: aRepukelican at December 29, 2006 01:15 PM

I've been asking ... never have received a cogent answer (or one rooted in reality) ... just what crime is it that Bush and Cheney have supposedly committed?

Breaking Righ... (Below threshold)

Breaking Right Now: James Rosen at Fox News says that US sources are telling him that Saddam is still in US custody. Well, this changes everything, at least for now. Saddam's attorneys are saying otherwise. Could this be misinformation by the US trying to quell any uprising? Who knows.

For security reasons alone it makes sense to keep up a smoke screen of sorts surrounding his whereabouts and status until Saddam is dead. What's scary is the obsessive manner in which the obvious is being reported, breathlessly... in the same manner tabloids report news of about celebrities.

The guy is a criminal, why is his execution being elevated to celebrity-style status on this blog?

Stay tuned for more...! Gag, cough, spit...

In response to LissaKay's q... (Below threshold)

In response to LissaKay's query, the crime is: falsely and deliberately leading a nation into war that results in the death of its troops, not to mention a multitude of deaths in the nation attacked; a nation by the way, which in no way had made any attack upon or committed any offense against the U.S.

falsely and delibe... (Below threshold)
falsely and deliberately leading a nation into war that results in the death of its troops

How so? What deliberate falsehood do you refer to?

Reality please. Repeating the lefty meme of "Bush lied, people died" is old, worn out and completely false.

a nation by the way, which in no way had made any attack upon or committed any offense against the U.S.

I requested that the response remain rooted in reality. Ignoring facts does not make them go away.

There are two options here.... (Below threshold)

There are two options here. One, Saddam is hanged, which is followed by a surge of violence. Two, Saddam is hanged, which is followed by a surge of violence.

The third way would be to just whack him in the crotch with a backhoe, but that would be followed by a surge of violence, so I can see why the court is holding off.

The last thing this a**hole... (Below threshold)

The last thing this a**hole should hear is "President Bush sends his regards. "

I've been asking ... nev... (Below threshold)

I've been asking ... never have received a cogent answer (or one rooted in reality) ... just what crime is it that Bush and Cheney have supposedly committed?"

The hearings should start around February or March. You will be amazed at the crimes Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld will be accused of, and the hearings will drag on for for the better part of a year, so there is lots of time ahead of us to discuss the specifics and their merits.

For starters, the Bush administration's lies over the reasons for going to war with Iraq will keep bloggers like this one breathless and on the edge of their seats, as the nation learns more about the lies we were told... oh wait, my bad -- we don't see much, if anything, in the way of coverage from Wizbang writers once the truth comes out. JP's post regarding Haditha perfectly illustrates that.

So I'll help.

Neglecting Intelligence, Ignoring Warnings (1/28/2004)

Former weapons inspector David Kay now says Iraq probably did not have WMD before the war, a major blow to the Bush Administration which used the WMD argument as the rationale for war. Unfortunately, Kay and the Administration are now attempting to shift the blame for misleading America onto the intelligence community. But a review of the facts shows the intelligence community repeatedly warned the Bush Administration about the weakness of its case, but was circumvented, overruled, and ignored. The following is year-by-year timeline of those warnings.

Rumsfeld's lies about the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib, and the billions and billions of tax dollars that went to lining the pockets of Cheney's pals will keep these three stooges in the limelight all year.

...but let's not change the subject here, LissaKay -- aren't you as excited as Kim over the impending death of Saddam?

>>The guy is a criminal, wh... (Below threshold)

>>The guy is a criminal, why is his execution being elevated to celebrity-style status on this blog?

Because the leaders of nations we war against are always raised to the level of celebrities, even if they are portrayed negatively. Look at the big deal we made out of Hitler, Tojo and Mussolini.

Since you,LissaKay have suc... (Below threshold)

Since you,LissaKay have sucked up all the Bush/Cheney/neocon propaganda justifying the Iraqi invasion, you will have to wait for the hearings that Lee referenced above.

For anyone else, the news over the last 3 1/2 years has given a good indication that there is a lot more to be learned about the Bush Iraq invasion than the propaganda cranked out by this Administration and gobbled up by the mindless who are always fond of the appeals found in jingoism.

I'm not sure what to think ... (Below threshold)

I'm not sure what to think of people who are apparently serious when they write things like:

"I've been asking ... never have received a cogent answer (or one rooted in reality) ... just what crime is it that Bush and Cheney have supposedly committed?"

Very recently, I contributed to a little Usenet debate on Bush's "Hussein had ties to al-Qaeda" lie, and perchance this might help to enlighten:


For Saddam's hanging, could... (Below threshold)

For Saddam's hanging, could they do it reverse 'Times Square' style? Instead of lowering, they'd raise him up a pole, while counting the seconds until he expires?

"Rumsfeld... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Rumsfeld's lies about the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib"

Lies? It's Democrats who Lie and or change the meaning of words to suite their needs. It is amazing to hear supporters of and the party of criminal and lying frauds for 6 years desparately continue to try and paint President G W Bush as somebody He is not, BJ Clinton.

You've made your bed with your bed fellows. Quite crying and lying about those that are repulsed by you and your party who have no need nor desire to engage democrat practices like your orgy of lies , deceit and fraud. This is the only way Democrats know how to deal with their shame. Pretending that everybody acts like they do therefore justifying their despicable behavior as OK and ahhhh!! that makes them feel goooooooood. LOL, what a sham.

Lee:Your star witn... (Below threshold)


Your star witness for any hearings, Joe Wilson, will never testify under oath. Keep dreaming, hpe it's another Fitzmas for you.

Lee, Go back to school s... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

Lee, Go back to school stupid.

"Neglecting Intelligence, Ignoring Warnings (1/28/2004)

Former weapons inspector David Kay now says Iraq probably did not have WMD before the war"

"Informally, probable is one of several words applied to uncertain events or knowledge, being more or less interchangeable with likely, risky, hazardous, uncertain, and doubtful, depending on the context.Chance, odds, and bet are other words expressing similar notions. ..."

Lee, if you were to spew all the shit you have been posting here to my face , it's "PROBABLE" that I would tear that lying orb off your spineless shoulders. I might as well be locked up right now for your murder since this now a fact that has occured in reality according to Dummycrat Logic. Lee? Lee? Oh shit I'm in trouble!


I see the ceremonially bloo... (Below threshold)

I see the ceremonially blood-letting -- the purpose of which, in part, is to to provide closure for the Iraqis who suffered under Saddam's oppression -- has the likes of Republicans like ROB LA Ca all worked up and in a lather. His knuckle-dragging grunts are louder now. I suspect he even pooped his drawers with his last outburst towards me.

Nothing works as well as a good hanging to get the hate welling up and spewing out from the minds of sick Americans like Rob. Don't worry, Republicans, Kim is practically updating minute-by-minute now. Death should be soon, and sweet.

Kevin, why not invite one o... (Below threshold)

Kevin, why not invite one of your more eloquent & literate posters, Rob LA Ca, to guest-blog here as well.

Golden boy, Rob LA Ca, is clearly one of the more eloquent of the Wizchoir.

Since you,LissaKay... (Below threshold)
Since you,LissaKay have sucked up all the Bush/Cheney/neocon propaganda justifying the Iraqi invasion, you will have to wait for the hearings that Lee referenced above.

Now, please ... support your assertion that I "sucked up" anything, propaganda or otherwise.

I asked a question that I have been asking, and have yet to receive a real answer. Still haven't, even "BC's" newsgroup screed doesn't come close ... typical straw man argument there, very juvenile. Please. I thought we moved beyond that.

Proof, with verifiable documentation please, that Bush and/or his administration purposely, with malice and intent, told lies to the public. Be careful to pay close attention to the actual definition of the word "lie"

WHOOPEE!! Another dead Iraq... (Below threshold)

WHOOPEE!! Another dead Iraqi! Keep 'em comin, Yepper, that's what we need. Kill 'em all. Death, more death I say! Nothin warms the loyal Wizbanger hearts like more dead people from a foreign culture, 'specially them goddamned A-rabs. Ain't that right boys and girls?

Be patient Wizbangers, I hear that soon you'll be able to buy a "Swingin' Saddam" action figure set, complete with working gallows so you can recreate this joyous moment whenever you like; (made in China and available at your local Wal-Mart of course.) Act now any you'll recieve a bootleg keepsake Faux News DVD of the blessed event, for you and your loved ones to treasure forever. Order now while supplies last!

One thing that supports the... (Below threshold)

One thing that supports the concept of an execution either in hours or in one week:

Eid al-Adha...

The Muslim holiday, a feast marking the end of the hajj, begins Saturday for Sunnis and (I believe) Sunday for the Shi'a. Executing him on either of those days is sure to offend one group or another. This gives reason to believe that his execution will likely be timed to occur before the official beginning of Eid al-Adha (Sunrise, I again believe) or after the holiday completes (4 days) due to fears of stoking any brand of sectarian flare up that can be avoided.

So, either the rope dangles soon, perhaps in minutes if not already carried out, or it waits for mid-week.

If you hear nothing in the next few hours, you can likely turn to other events and shelve this for now.

Two cents.

"Wizchoir?" I belong to n... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

"Wizchoir?" I belong to no such group. However if you want to include me in your deluded reality go right on ahead. It's only in your head , what ever makes you happy.

And Lee, you are a failing stick of 64 mb/pc133 memory. How many times must I tell you , I'm registered Democratic , not Republican/Independent or anything else. Just goes to show you why your earned your SFB's status. Ps. UG! UG! Got to wipe the blood of my knuckles now.

Who is going to testify aga... (Below threshold)

Who is going to testify against Bush? Joe Wilson? Sandy Berger?

Oh, Sam, you are the most e... (Below threshold)

Oh, Sam, you are the most erudite of all the Wizfools.

At the time of this comment... (Below threshold)

At the time of this comment, it is 2:02AM Baghdad time.

Three hours tops.

Info for the curious.

I'll go in on the "Swinging... (Below threshold)

I'll go in on the "Swinging Saddam" action figure set. It'll look great on my desk next to my Muhammad bobble-head (yes, I actually own one).

But I'll pass on the DVD thank you.

To LissaKay: are you sure y... (Below threshold)

To LissaKay: are you sure you got all of my Usenet/Newsgroup "screed"? In one of my posts further down, I presented a rather fair amount of cites showing glaring, shall we say, "discrepencies" between the public statements of Powell, Cheney, and Bush and what the evidence they had to have had in hand was indicating: http://tinyurl.com/y27hlk

By any commonly accepted definition of the word "lie," Bush and his staff did so, repeatedly and relentlessly in all things Iraq related. And considering how Clinton got impeached over his verbal foreplay of "sexual relations" involving Monica Lewinsky, how are we to regard much more blatent lying and deception over a far, FAR more serious matter?


"Who is going to testify ag... (Below threshold)
John S:

"Who is going to testify against Bush? Joe Wilson? Sandy Berger?"

What's more interesting is who could be put under oath to reassert their claim that Saddamn has WMDs: Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Al Gore, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Breck Boy Edwards, Osama Hussein. Let the hearings commence: If the Dems waste two years on fishing expeditions they'll find themselves back out of power.

BC or is it Bull Crap?</... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

BC or is it Bull Crap?

Either was you are full of it and you are ignorant by choice and or just a dumbass liar. No one has lied and you know it which is why you are soi desperate because you can't paint the republicans as liars regardless if you are in the Majorty. By 2008 all the lies and media smears will be exposed and back down will go the perpetual lying frauds back where they belong , OUT OF POWER.

See a sarcastic visual of G... (Below threshold)

See a sarcastic visual of George Bush playing a round of "Hangman"...here:


Some less-than-insightful p... (Below threshold)

Some less-than-insightful person named Rob LA Ca wrote:

"BC or is it Bull Crap?

"Either was you are full of it and you are ignorant by choice and or just a dumbass liar. No one has lied and you know it which is why you are soi desperate because you can't paint the republicans as liars regardless if you are in the Majorty. By 2008 all the lies and media smears will be exposed and back down will go the perpetual lying frauds back where they belong , OUT OF POWER."

In regards to that comment, be thankful that:

A) This is not Usenet where I don't suffer such displays of, shall we say, "ignoramus buffoonery."

B) I've decided to be on my best guest behavior in this strange pale blue environment in the spirit of the holiday season.

C) We don't casually dispose of people in this country just because they are really, really dumb, clueless, hateful of facts, and generally not of any benefit to society.


BC, quite spewing then. ... (Below threshold)
Rob LA Ca.:

BC, quite spewing then. Is that possible ?

Where is CNN and the Body Counts of all the thousands of Iraqi's celebrating in the streets? Ahhh bummer..... their paid stringers are out celebrating too!






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