Saddam Hussein's execution was completely wrong and unacceptable

@bljl520 (148)
China
March 19, 2007 7:58pm CST
A cellphone video of the execution leaked out shortly after the former ruler was hanged. It showed some of those present in the execution chamber taunting Saddam in the final moments of his life as he stood on the gallows with a noose around his neck. It also showed the moment of his death - a scene that was left out of the official version of the execution broadcast on Iraqi television. Blair, President Bush's chief ally in the war in Iraq, said he hoped the issues surrounding Saddam's execution would not "blind us to the crimes he committed against his own people." Saddam was responsible for the "death of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis, 1 million causalities in the Iran-Iraq war and the use of chemical weapons against his own people, wiping out entire villages," he said. The British premier had faced public criticism after choosing not to immediately comment on the execution. Both Blair's deputy John Prescott and expected successor Treasury chief Gordon Brown had publicly criticized the hanging, but Blair declined to answer questions on the matter after returning from a holiday in Florida last week.
2 responses
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
i agree with you. it was a display of how the west just want to cover up their errors in iraq and try to boost their new found allies there. the whole trial was a ploy and a violation to national soveriegnty of Iraq.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
20 Mar 07
How can it be a violation of Iraqi soveriegnty if the Iraqis are the ones that tried, convicted, and executed him? That doesn't make sense then, but were you unaware of that? It wasn't covering anything up, if you knew history, you could easily understand why Iraqis would want to kill Saddam...
• United States
20 Mar 07
It was a symbolic gesture. Saddam deserved to die, but it was a manufactured event. George W. Bush said he didn't even watch the thing. Saddam _was_ Iraq. We aren't going to hold these sects that want to blow each other up together in any kind of a democracy. They all want different theocracies and a dictatorship was the only thing that held them together as well as it did.
• India
20 Mar 07
Its Worng..But we cannot blame West alone for this matter.. Iraq government also a reason for this!!!