A video capture of Saddam Hussein’s hanging was caught by what seems to be a cell phone smuggled into the execution chamber.
Iraqi authorities has not released any full video of Saddam Hussein’s execution, however, the cell phone video of the execution emerged after 4 p.m. EST Saturday when the Al-Jazeera satellite network ran a version that was picked up in the United States by Fox.
According to President Bush he stated, Saddam Hussein’s execution marks the “end of a difficult year for the Iraqi people and for our troops” and cautioned that his death will not halt the violence in Iraq on Friday.
When the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was hung, Bush was quietly asleep when the execution occurred according to reports.
The execution was “right by law, but it is not wise,” Masdar Mas’udi, chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia’s biggest Islamic organization, said in an interview Saturday in Jakarta. “People can already predict what the reactions of Saddam’s supporters will be. There may be more bloodshed.”
Hussein should have been put in prison for life instead of executed, former U.S. National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft said before the execution.
In the following video which was taken by a cell phone smuggled into the execution chamber by an unidentified witness, it shows onlookers chanting to a disgrantled 69 year-old Saddam Hussein: