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March 20, 2007

Saddam's Former Deputy Hanged in Iraq


The former deputy in Saddam Hussein's government was hanged before dawn Tuesday for the killings of 148 Shiites, an official with the prime minister's office said. Taha Yassin Ramadan, who was Saddam's vice president when the regime was ousted by the U.S.-led invasion that began four years ago Tuesday in Iraq, was the fourth man to be executed in the killings of 148 Shiites following a 1982 assassination attempt against the former leader in the town of Dujail north of Baghdad.

The official, who witnessed the hanging but spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made, said precautions had been taken to prevent a repeat of what happened to Saddam's half brother and co-defendant Barzan Ibrahim, who was inadvertently decapitated on the gallows.

Ramadan, who was nearly 70, was weighed before the hanging and the length of the rope was chosen accordingly, the official said.

The execution took place at an Iraqi army and police base, which had been the headquarters of Saddam's military intelligence, in a predominantly Shiite district in northern Baghdad. Ramadan had been in U.S. custody but was handed over to the Iraqis before the hanging, the official said.

Wild Thing's comment.......

They hanged him on the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. This is symbolic - a reminder of who is in charge. God bless our troops!

Posted by Wild Thing at March 20, 2007 12:44 AM


Aw, did it hurt??? He got to keep his head, it's more than he deserved. Can you all hear Sheehan Wailing?

Posted by: Jack at March 20, 2007 12:35 PM

Little Lord Antagonist is holding a prayer vigil at this minute.

Posted by: Rhod at March 20, 2007 01:00 PM

Yeah, the last one, as WT mentioned, his head popped off like a grape. But this time their calculations were spot on. The press makes a big deal of this but the end result was the same dead is dead and that is what they deserve.

Posted by: Mark at March 20, 2007 03:47 PM

Jack, heh heh, I sure hope it hurt like heck.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 20, 2007 11:33 PM

Rhod, good one, yes he must be and weeping too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 20, 2007 11:35 PM

Mark, I agree, it feels good to know they did not stop with just hanging only Saddam.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 20, 2007 11:36 PM

It wasn't the drop that killed this Iraqi war crimminal, just the sudden....STOP! Why didn't he have the NAACP or ACLU represent him and have a jury trial in SF or LA or Detroit? He would have walked away a free man and worked for CAIR or CNN as a Democratic Strategist! One less from my 'Iraqi Deck of Cards' to worry about, eh?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 21, 2007 02:36 PM

PS: My Guardian Angel Fritz just faxed me from Heaven - When Mr. Ramadan asked St. Peter where were his 72 virgins, St. Peter replied, " Mr. Ramadan, your Koran informed you incorrectly. You'll be going to HELL and escorted by 72 VIRGINIANS! George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were leading him by his gonads and something else...a lot smaller!"

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at March 21, 2007 02:41 PM

Darth, Hahahahahahahaahaha

Good one!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2007 06:16 PM