Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam execution Q & A

The Times of London has a collection of good questions--and answers--about tonight's execution of Saddam Hussein.

Here are a couple:

What will happen to Saddam’s body?

Initially, it is likely to be buried in secret at an undisclosed location. One possibility is that it will be placed next to the corpse of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaeda terrorist killed by US troops this year. It is rumoured that he is buried in the green zone. Saddam’s family may eventually be given possession of his body. Saddam could then join his sons Uday and Qusay in the family cemetery near their former stronghold of Tikrit.

What about his final hours?

A special "waiting room" is set aside for condemned men to prepare for death. They can pray, drink water and smoke cigarettes. Guards bring a final meal, which the prisoner can order to his choice. They are led to the gallows wearing an orange uniform, their head covered by a cone-shaped black hood.

As for the final resting spot for Saddam's body, Reeuters is reporting that a daughter of Hussein is requesting that her dad's corpse be buried in Yemen, until Iraq is "liberated."

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