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Sadaam Sentenced to Death By Iraqi Court

“The verdict placed on the heads of the former regime does not represent a verdict for any one person. It is a verdict on a whole dark era that has was unmatched in Iraq’s history,” Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq’s Shiite prime minister, said.

Sadaam Hussein was sentenced to death after his conviction, along with his half-brother and another senior ex-official for 148 murders on one day in a town in Iraq.

Picture from Halabja, 1988

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This verdict is a victory for freedom against tyranny everywhere, not just Iraq. When Tyrants know they will be brought to justice or even could be brought to justice, they behave differently. You can bet that Chavez, Achmadinejad, and Kim Jung Il are paying attention.

 saddam head.jpgOver time all tyrants die, some just take longer than others.

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