Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam to Hang, But When?

Let's not drag this out. This piece of garbage should have been shot in his rathole a few years ago, but I guess this whole compassion thing extends even to murderous thugs. These folks should know I have a busy weekend ahead, there's plenty of college and pro football action on tap, we have the Ford state funeral kicking off, and we're ringing in the New Year. I don't have time to sit around speculating as to when this guy hangs. I know the guy is a hero to the left, but screw them.

Do it already.
Senior Iraqi officials on Friday dismissed suggestions from Washington that they would hang Saddam Hussein this weekend and said some in cabinet were pushing for the execution to be put off for a month or more.

But Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, who has called for the ousted president put to death this year for killing and oppressing Shi'ites, said there would be "no review or delay" in the sentence following this week's failure of Saddam's appeal.

And a defense lawyer said he thought Saddam might well die on Saturday after lawyers were told to collect his belongings.

But in a continuation of public confusion at the highest levels and secrecy over the historic proceedings, Iraq's Justice Ministry, which must carry out the execution, denied it had taken custody of Saddam from his U.S. military jailers and said it could not legally hang him for nearly a month.

More at PJM.

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