Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Today's Cartoon: Saddam Hussein's Half-Brother Decapitated In Botched Hanging

Unbelievable... After making all the effort to sanitize the execution of Saddam Hussein's half-brother and former chief judge in response to the uproar over the hanging of the former dictator, the Iraqi government STILL found a way to mess it up.

Not only that, but after going through all the trouble to make sure that nobody brought any cameras into the gallows to record the proceedings and reveal any unedited graphic footage of the execution to the press, the government then had to go ahead and do it themselves, just to prove to the world that the botched execution of Saddam's half-brother was not "intentional", but more like a pleasant surprise for those in attendance.

Well, I think it's fairly obvious to say that the only reason why we are hearing anything about this is due to the overwhelming difficulties that the Iraqi government would have encountered had they decided to try to somehow conceal the incident; though I'm pretty sure they thought about it.

Iraqi officials have stated that the gallows which were used met international standards in accordance with human rights organizations; however, I tend to remain a little suspect of that claim considering the fact that every time the government has used it, the "international standard" has been to condemn their actions.

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Blogger MikeFitz said...

What a rip-off!

Although, when you think about it, it's probably much more humane than an error in the other direction, whereby the spinal cord isn't severed and death occurs by choking.

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