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As Talabani has stated in the past, executions are not allowable under the new Iraq goverment's laws.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq hanged three convicted murderers Thursday, the first executions since the 2003 ouster of Saddam Hussein, the government said.
Iraqi authorities reinstated the death penalty after the end of the U.S.-led occupation in June 2004 so they would have the option of executing Saddam Hussein if he is convicted of crimes committed by his regime. Saddam is expected to stand trial soon after the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, an official said Thursday.
“At 10 a.m. in Baghdad, the first executions were carried out since the fall of the regime, against three criminals,” spokesman Laith Kubba said.
Iraq holds first executions since Saddam's fall
Death sentences must be approved by the three-member presidential council headed by President Jalal Talabani, who opposes capital punishment. Talabani refused to sign the authorization himself but his office said he had authorized one of his vice presidents, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, to do so for him.
Originally posted by kenshiro2012
Very true, Most do hate his guts.
That though does not detract Sadaam becoming a symbol to the fanatics out there who would use him to banner thier "cause/ (read hatred / predjudism).
The majority of Muslims condemn the extremists and their tactics but that has not stopped the extremeists in their campaign of terror.
It is my belief that if Sadaam or Osama Bin Laden were to be executed, their deaths will do more to strengthen the belief of the extremeists and will cause an increase on thier numbers.
Just my 2 cents
Originally posted by wecomeinpeace
When they capture/reveal the real Saddam, they probably should consider the death penalty. I wonder if Inflato-Hussein knows that there's no guarantee the CIA will hold up their end of whatever bargain they promised him for his far-from-Oscar-winning performance.