So if you didn’t know, Saddam has been sentenced to death by HANGING (which just seems odd to me). But did you know that many Iraqi’s want his execution televised? Did you know that these same people want George W. Bush to be executed in the same manner as well as televised? All I can say is, DAAAAAAAAMN that’s some bloodthirsty shit right there. Does anyone ever get sick and tired of all the death?
“Everyone is eager to have Saddam executed . . . It is important that we make these people supporting him feel there is no hope [that he will come back] so the killings and the bombings stop,” [Haider al-Abadi] told The Times.
Saddam’s execution will probably take place inside an Iraqi prison in the presence of government officials and private citizens whose families suffered under his reign, an official said.
The prospect of the man whose regime is said to have executed more than 300,000 people walking to the gallows in private caused people to seethe in Baghdad’s Shia bastion, Sadr City. Iraqis in this slum of 2.5 million people, the power base for the fundamentalist cleric Hojatoleslam Moqtada al-Sadr, wanted Saddam’s hanging to be televised or carried out in a city square.
“We want him to be executed in Firdoos Square and we wish the same fate for Bush. We hope that he is judged the same way because of the destruction he caused in Iraq,” Raad Sahdi, a 33-year-old teacher, said.
“We want to watch the last drop of life exit his body. We want him executed in public in front of the martyr families. If it is done in secret, we will protest and demand . . . the resignation of the Government,” 31-year-old Salam Mohamad said.
Members of Hojatoleslam al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army militia, the force blamed widely for death squad attacks on Sunnis, were manning checkpoints in Sadr City despite a curfew.
“I don’t care if he’s executed publicly or secretly because he will die each minute from now until his death, and he will feel the same feeling as his victims,” Ahmed Aboudi, a Mahdi Army fighter, said.
Mr al-Abadi said it was unlikely that the hanging would be televised. Since the Iraqi Government reinstated the death penalty in 2004, 50 people have been hanged, all inside prisons.
Mr al-Abadi, who lost three of his own brothers to Saddam’s regime, feared a televised execution would be provocative. “I’m worried about the new Iraq’s image to the outside world. I don’t think we want to make him a martyr . . . we don’t want to encourage violence.”
I agree with al-Abadi, we don’t want to make a martyr out of Saddam Hussein. That’s what happens when you execute old leaders publicly, you get a martyr, someone who died for a cause. Someone who died publicly so everyone remembers it. I think it better if Saddam vanishes like a fart in the wind.
As for the execution of President Bush, I am publicly stating that that is waaaaaaaaaaay harsh. Sure Bush is an asshole but he should not be compared to Saddam and the atrocities he committed. Bush and Saddam are not even in the same building much less on the same level. Bush has his fair share of bad shit to be held against him, but so does the country that supported him. Bush was voted into office by our stoopid asses, never forget that. However, when it comes time for the entire Bush administration to meet their maker they will have some serious explaining to do.