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Former President of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, Executed by Hanging

December 30, 2006, former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, 69, was hung just two days shy of the beginning of 2007 and during the start of Eid al-Adha, Islamic world’s largest four-day holiday.

December 30, 2006, former president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, 69, was hung just two days shy of the beginning of 2007 and during the start of Eid al-Adha, Islamic world’s largest four-day holiday. According to reports George Bush was quoted as saying “The execution was an important milestone on the country’s path to democracy.”

The execution came only 56 days after a court convicted Saddam and sentenced him to death for his role in killing 148 Shiite Muslims from a town where assassins tried to kill the dictator in 1982. Saddam tried to get the ruling overturned, but Iraq’s highest court rejected Saddam’s appeal Monday and ordered him to be executed within 30 days. On Friday, Saddam put in another court challenge which was rejected by a U.S. judge on Friday which would have stopped Saddam’s execution.

Since then the hanging has caused an uproar where thousands of comments across internet blogs and news sites show that people across the web have very mixed views about Saddam Hussein’s hanging.

An Iraqi official told news that, “It was very quick. He died right away.” While Sami al-Askari, a political ally of al-Maliki gruesomely stated, “We heard his neck snap.”

Many people across the world question the descions of such a hanging. “Why would you even think about hanging a president

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