Articles and thoughts by Peter Holslin

Hussein & Hanging

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“No one knows when it’s going to happen except God and President Bush,” Esam al-Gazawi said shortly before Saddam Hussein was executed.

Id al-Adha began Saturday morning for Sunnis and Sunday for Shiites. Saddam was hanged Saturday morning, during morning prayers. It’s probably not a good time for an execution, and will probably reinvigorate sectarian tensions.

“The official Id in Iraq is Sunday,” said Judge Munir Haddad. “Saddam is not Sunni. And he is not Shiite. He is not Muslim.”

I wonder how Hussein’s trial for slaughtering 50,000 Kurds will fare without him.


Written by Peter Holslin

December 30, 2006 at 7:05 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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