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Saddam Hussein Sucked Into Nebulous Vortex

What exactly is Saddam Hussein's status on the proposed eve of his hanging? Or better yet, where is he? And will the hanging actually transpire in the next 48 hours? It was reported that the former dictator is no longer … Read More

By / December 29, 2006

What exactly is Saddam Hussein's status on the proposed eve of his hanging? Or better yet, where is he? And will the hanging actually transpire in the next 48 hours?

It was reported that the former dictator is no longer is U.S. custody and is supposed to be handed over to the Iraqi authorities to be executed, at latest, Saturday evening, but his current whereabouts are unknown.

In Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has signed the death sentence against Saddam, a government official said.

But the official, who refused to be identified by name because he was not authorized to release the information, said that Iraqi authorities were not yet in control of Saddam.

"We will get him when the execution is going to be carried out," said the official, who refused to give other details.

The discrepancy could not be explained.

The defense team statement called on "everybody to do everything to stop this unfair execution."

Stay tuned for updates. Personally, I'm thinking that this episode will make for some stellar "South Park" fodder.

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