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    Hussein Executed on Friday shortly after 9pm

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    Call me cruel, call me inhumane...

    But it will be nice to ring in the New Year without Saddam Hussein among us.

    UPDATE: He was executed shortly after 9pm.


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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    As a veteran of both Gulf Wars, I couldn't agree more!



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Call me cruel, call me inhumane...

    But it will be nice to ring in the New Year without Saddam Hussein among us.
    You can call me the same if need be or even worse if you like but that is good news! I read it online last night and it put a smile on my face. This is a huge victory for the US, the new Iraq, and all of the U.S. military.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    I think if he hangs he will be getting off easy. They should stone him. I am cruel and inhumane. I am a Marine.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    It's been a long time coming.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Knownothing View Post
    I think if he hangs he will be getting off easy. They should stone him. I am cruel and inhumane. I am a Marine.
    There's a part of me that agrees with you.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Personally, Im a fan of the firing squad .



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Gassing of the Kurds was inforgivable. Anyone associated with that or helping with that in any way should be punished!

    Oops, I guess WE gave him the gas (we have the receipts) and during the gassing, Rumsfeld was actually in Baghdad advising Hussein (there are photos of him shaking Hussein's hands). Of course, he was a former CIA operative as well.

    I am also a veteran of the first Gulf War and lost close friends there, before anyone goes around labeling me as unpatriotic.

    I'm not as concerned with what atrocities Hussein committed in the past (and he undoubtedly did) as I am re: the effect of his execution on the level of violence and the deaths of our brave soldiers as a result of the escalation. Life in prison, especially in an Iraqi prison, may actually be worse than hanging in many ways, and actually better for our troops and our attempt to stabilize Iraq.


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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    i think someone needs to put this thing on pay per view. that would be sweet.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by scubapohl1 View Post
    As a veteran of both Gulf Wars, I couldn't agree more!
    Scuba - thank you so much for your service. I doff my bonnet to you!



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    I don't care what they do to him. I'm just glad he's away from civilization.


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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Someone should make him watch the Iowa basketball game followed by the Alamo Bowl with a large group of Hawk fans.. thats enough to kill anyone.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclone View Post
    Gassing of the Kurds was inforgivable. Anyone associated with that or helping with that in any way should be punished!

    Oops, I guess WE gave him the gas (we have the receipts) and during the gassing, Rumsfeld was actually in Baghdad advising Hussein (there are photos of him shaking Hussein's hands). Of course, he was a former CIA operative as well.

    I am also a veteran of the first Gulf War and lost close friends there, before anyone goes around labeling me as unpatriotic.

    I'm not as concerned with what atrocities Hussein committed in the past (and he undoubtedly did) as I am re: the effect of his execution on the level of violence and the deaths of our brave soldiers as a result of the escalation. Life in prison, especially in an Iraqi prison, may actually be worse than hanging in many ways, and actually better for our troops and our attempt to stabilize Iraq.
    PSI,
    I do agree with your slant on it. I'm all about taking care of our guys and gals over there. His hanging will cause a short term spike in sectarian violence. However, in the long run, his death will eliminate one of the many destabilizing influences in the region.



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    Re: Hussein expected to hang this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclone View Post
    Oops, I guess WE gave him the gas (we have the receipts) and during the gassing, Rumsfeld was actually in Baghdad advising Hussein (there are photos of him shaking Hussein's hands). Of course, he was a former CIA operative as well.

    Thank you for your service.

    The fact that he was a former CIA op makes me wonder if we'll really kill him. Don't those ex-CIA guys always get a free pass?



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