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December 29, 2006

Saddam: Dead By Dawn?

MSM Catches Up With Blog Morons: Iraqi Judge: Saddam To Die Saturday At Latest.

At latest.

The physical transfer of Saddam to Iraqi authorities was believed to be one of the last steps before he was to be hanged, although the lawyers' statement did not specifically say Saddam was in Iraqi hands.

''A few minutes ago we received correspondence from the Americans saying that President Saddam Hussein is no longer under the control of U.S. forces,'' according to the statement faxed to The Associated Press.

Munir Haddad, a judge on the appeals court that upheld Saddam's death sentence, said he was ready to attend the execution.

''All the measures have been done,'' Haddad said. ''There is no reason for delays.''

By the way, for the Glenn Ellison Ellensburg crowd out there: No, not a single conservative thinks that Iraq will suddenly become peaceful because of this. No one thinks the various terrorists are fighting for Saddam. No one cares about him. The Shi'a terrorists are fighting to make Iraq a revolutionary/reactionary theothug state like Iran, the Sunnis are fighting to get a bigger piece of the country they once owned, and Al Qaeda is just fighting to kill Americans and moderate Muslims and generally make the world a worse place. None of those groups gives a fig about Saddam.

This isn't about winning the war in Iraq. It's about justice, and justice sings sweetly from a suddenly tightened rope.

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Within the day, possibly. Allah says don't be suprised if there's breaking news on this by 4pm Eastern.

Confirmation from a source of Confederate Yankee's: It's goin' down, soon, within hours. FoxNews confirms the death warrant has been signed, and it's supposed to happen by Saturday, Iraq time. Confederate Yankee thinks it will happen by midnight, Iraq time, which I guess is 4 o'clock on the East cost.


Plus, the Washington Post editorial board tells Saddam's Angels to grow the fuck up:

…there is something unreal about the cries of foul from human rights groups demanding perfect procedural justice from a country struggling with civil war, daily bombings and death-squad killings. The reality is that by the trial’s end, there was no significant factual dispute between prosecution and defense: Saddam Hussein acknowledged on national television that he had signed the death warrants after only the most cursory look at the evidence against his victims. That, he testified proudly, “is the right of the head of state.” Exactly what would a perfect trial be capable of discovering?

Largely the same folks who called for the Duke Lacrosse team to be suspended because, hey, even if they weren't guilty of rape, they were definitely guilty of lesser crimes, such as drinking while a year or two from 21, hiring a stripper, and having a skin tone somewhere between Scarlett Johanssen and Lenny Kravitz.


Hey Now... Jules Crittendon also titled his post Dead By Dawn.

He writes about what Saddam's death means to him. More Fruit Loops for the rest of us.

His contacts in Iraq also figure it's actually already happened, though I don't know if that's still good speculation given the recent reportage on the signing of the death warrant.


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