Monday, January 15, 2007

Maybe the third time will be the charm

Our allies in Iraq eff up another execution. Via Digby:

Iraq hanged two aides to Saddam Hussein before dawn on Monday but government efforts to avoid a repeat of uproar over the ousted leader's rowdy execution were thwarted when his half-brother's head was severed by the noose (?!).

Many of the government's Shi'ite Muslim supporters rejoiced at the death of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti, Saddam's once feared intelligence chief who was accused of sending people to death in a meat grinder. But voices in Iraq's Sunni Arab minority saw the decapitation as a deliberate sectarian act of revenge. [Emphasis and incrdulity mine-CK]

Maybe they should just go back to having people drawn and quartered.

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