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Saddam Hussein is Dead

Posted by shadmia on December 31, 2006

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Saddam Hussein born April 28th 1937 was hanged on December 30th 2006, four months short of his 70th birthday. He was born in the town of Al-Awja near Tikrit in the Sunni triangle of Iraq. It is reported that his mother, Subha Tulfah al-Mussallat, tried to commit suicide while pregnant with him. He was raised by his maternal uncle, Khairallah Talfah, who treated him very badly. At the age of 20, in 1957, he joined the Ba’ath party and with the help of the CIA he eventually rose to become President of Iraq in 1979. His rise to the Presidency was a bloody one marred by the assassinations of political opponents and he was also responsible for the brutal oppression of his people. He started two wars with his neighbors Iran (1980-1988) and Kuwait (1990-1991). The Kuwait invasion was repelled by the US but they stopped short of overthrowing Saddam. He was finally deposed by the US-led invasion of 2003 after being accused of hoarding weapons of mass destruction.

Aftesaddam-159.jpgrsaddam-rifle.jpg a lengthy trial Saddam was found guilty for his role in the 1982 slayings of 148 Shiite Muslims and sentenced to death on November 5th 2006. After appeal, his sentence was upheld by the Iraqi Supreme Court. Just prior to his execution there was much speculation as to when the sentence would be carried out.

After rejecting pleas for leniency, Prime Minister Al-Maliki signed the papers giving approval for the sentence to be carried out. Saddam was executed on Saturday December 30th 2006. The was first reported by Iraqi TV

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President Bush noted the execution of Saddam Hussein in this White House Press Release saying: “Today, Saddam Hussein was executed after receiving a fair trial — the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime.

I think it is fair to say that Saddam Hussein Had a Bad Day but he left his mark on Iraq and will always be remembered……As a Tyrant.

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