Sunday, November 05, 2006

The verdict is in

MSN News reports Saddam sentenced to death by hanging.
Iraq's High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang for the 1982 killing of 148 Shiites in the city of Dujail.
I'm not generally a supporter of the death penalty, but I think I can make an exception in this case. The whole thing's not over just yet though.
The death sentences automatically go to a nine-judge appeals panel which has unlimited time to review the case. If the verdicts and sentences are upheld, the executions must be carried out within 30 days.
Although Saddam made a call for Iraqi unity after his sentencing, I can't imagine this will really give them any unity or peace.

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