Rush, what Rush? Saddam Hussein Transferred to Iraqi Custody … He’ll Be Executed by Saturday


Update: Saddam to Be Executed Tonight

Breaking News … Lawyers: Saddam Is No Longer in U.S. Custody; Judge: Execution to HangingHappen By Saturday. Why wait for Sunday, when there is no time like the present? Some people earn their advancement to the head of the line. There will be no delays, no appeals and no nonsense. Saddam Hussein has been transferred from American to Iraqi custody. This represents one of the last steps in the execution of Saddam Hussein. According to the Iraqi Judge … Saddam Hussein will be executed by Saturday. Can anyone imagine just how long the delay process would take place in the US judicial system to execute Saddam?

An Iraqi judge told the Associated Press Saddam will be executed by Saturday at the latest. A U.S. source in Baghdad said Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wanted to carry out the Butcher of Baghdad’s execution as early as Thursday night, but that it was delayed for logistical reasons, and because of confusion over the Iraqi constitution and the law that governs the tribunal that convicted him of murder. (Fox News)

Saddam handed over to Iraqi custody: lawyer

Yet some how the New York Times thinks that the execution of Saddam Hussein is a “Rush to Hang Saddam”. This coming from the same people who think that the War in Iraq has gone on too long and we should cut and run. A rush to judgment? Is 3 years not enough time for the NY Times? The NYT certainly has a skewed  ideal as to what justice is supposed to be. I think the Kurds may disagree with your definition of justice.


What really mattered was whether an Iraq freed from his death grip could hold him accountable in a way that nurtured hope for a better future. A carefully conducted, scrupulously fair trial could have helped undo some of the damage inflicted by his rule. It could have set a precedent for the rule of law in a country scarred by decades of arbitrary vindictiveness. It could have fostered a new national unity in an Iraq long manipulated through its religious and ethnic divisions.

The Captains Quarters says it best and points out the ridiculousness of what has become the pages of the New York Times.

So let’s get this straight. What is really important isn’t the hundreds of thousands of people that Saddam had killed on his whim. It isn’t lengthy public record of his “vile atrocities”. It isn’t the long string of living victims that had to bear witness under difficult circumstances to those who could not appear in court. What really matters, the Times insists, is that the process did not “nurture hope”. Well, the purpose of trials is not to nurture hope — it’s to determine the truth regarding guilt or innocence of the accused.

Posted December 29, 2006 by
Crime, Iraq, War on Terror | 19 comments

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    19 Responses to “Rush, what Rush? Saddam Hussein Transferred to Iraqi Custody … He’ll Be Executed by Saturday”

    1. JusticeforNatalee on December 29th, 2006 1:56 pm

      Going, going, gone!

      I have no mercy for this monster. He killed innocent civilians, including children, without thinking twice.

      Plenty of time and consideration have been given to the question of whether or not Saddam should die. Far more consideration than he deserves. Far more consideration than he ever gave his victims.

      It is laughable that Saddam and his attorneys asked for mercy.
      Mercy for Saddam? Outrageous!

      He had no mercy for his victims. He deserves no mercy.

      How pathetic of Saddam to cry foul when HIS life is on the line.
      Just like the big bully that he is–make that WAS by Saturday!

    2. Pam in NC on December 29th, 2006 2:23 pm

      Personally I thing the NYT should move to Aruba!!!!!!

    3. dennisintn on December 29th, 2006 2:41 pm

      since they aren’t going to shred him feet first, i’d say he’s getting off easy.

    4. Joe on December 29th, 2006 3:32 pm

      And just like in the movie Blazing Saddles, hang his horse also.

    5. mayan_moons on December 29th, 2006 3:35 pm

      The US handed Saddam over to Iraqi’s… this handover just for his hanging?

      haha dennisintn owie!

    6. MOLLY on December 29th, 2006 4:21 pm

      False report. It didn’t happen. Religious holiday will
      be one excuse. He will never hang. He will be kidnapped
      by his followers and head for Iran or Syria, etc.

    7. Leo on December 29th, 2006 4:43 pm

      I can see two ways this thing could go:

      1. Some of Saddam’s Iraqi supporters let him escape and ten years from now we have to go back to Iraq and kick his butt again;

      2. They actually do hang the SOB. To which I say good riddance and I wish it had happened years ago. But, won’t seeing Saddam dangle from the rope going to be like the final scene of Godzilla? You are glad to see Godzilla not running in amok in Tokyo anymore but strangely sad to see such a gigantic creature brought low?

      Anyway, I can’t wait to see the video – first, I’ll put some pop-corn in the microwave and then keep playing it back over and over.

    8. Patti on December 29th, 2006 4:49 pm

      Could it be that New York, who’s voice has always been the “Times” is wishing that he could be interrogated by U.S. officials first? It would be nice if we could have a hanging party; Saadam, plus all the men that did his dirty work for him. Besides, how much light do you think that he could shed on our international terrorists organizations in the middleeast? Perhaps New York, who has always been the target of these organizations, is hesitant to throw out the baby with the bath water, so to speak…

      No one, including me, trusts that government.

    9. JusticeforNatalee on December 29th, 2006 5:43 pm

      Merry Christmas, Saddam.

      We have a nice RED CARD for you.

      Execution to be done tonight.

    10. JusticeforNatalee on December 29th, 2006 6:00 pm

      I hope I didn’t offend anyone by my comment in #7.

    11. Mortella on December 29th, 2006 6:31 pm

      Lawyers seeking Stay of Execution in the U.S. to prevent turning him over to Iraqis on the basis of violation of his status as prisoner of war under the Geneva Convention.

      That isn’t likely to be more than a formality. I suspect we will be informed after the fact, too, that the actual execution is completed.

    12. slogmonster on December 29th, 2006 7:10 pm

      I do believe that Saddam should get what’s coming to him, ie, execution. There’s just one thing that’s been bothering me. I hope I’m wrong but I fear that his execution could result in some of the radical sunnis viewing him as a martyr?

      Sickening thought I know, but I’ve learned not to put anything past them.

      Gosh I hope I’m wrong.

    13. nurturer on December 29th, 2006 7:36 pm

      Actually, he’ll hang on Saturday Iraq time. Friday at 10 EST. 2 hours, 23 minutes to go.

    14. on December 29th, 2006 8:15 pm

      I’m with slogmonster on this. I cannot glory in anyone’s death and I certainly don’t want to see it, but I certainly agree that this is what he deserves. But most of all, I fear for the US Troops. Pray for their safety.

      For anyone who has followed Scotty’s story at Katablog pray for him and his family too.

    15. paddy murphy on December 29th, 2006 9:21 pm

      Both the UN and the EU have said that the trial was flawed. Anybody who followed the trial, even from a distance would surely agree that it was a farce…. Saddam is an evil evil monster, but in the eyes of the international community, ie, the whole wide world, this trial has to be seen to have been fair…. also US troops stop refueling and landing your torture planes in Shannon, Ireland, or at least start paying us for the privilage since you’re boss has all the oil now.

    16. Daniel DiRito on December 29th, 2006 9:36 pm

      See a sarcastic visual of George Bush playing a round of “Hangman”…here:

    17. Kate on December 29th, 2006 9:44 pm

      At least Sadaam had a trial….more than he gave the 5000 Kurds that he gassed (including women holding their infant babies)!

    18. slogmonster on December 30th, 2006 3:54 am

      Sheesh paddy, I hope you’re only part of a vocal minority or else I’m gonna have to start being ashamed of my Irish heritage!

      Do you have anything to back up what you’re implying about the US?

    19. paddy murphy on December 30th, 2006 10:06 am

      i sure do slogmonster, just type in us troops out of shannon into google and see how many hits you get, the ordinary irish person doesn’t want blood on our soil, no matter what our nanny government says

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