Amid Spasms of Violence, Iraq Is Riveted by Gallows Video; Swift End to Drama – New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/30/world/middleeast/30cnd-hussein.html

Without specifying a time, date or place, he said, “There is no review or delay in implementing the execution verdict against Saddam.”

Esam al-Gazawi, another lawyer representing Mr. Hussein who is currently in Jordan, expressed the views of many by suggesting that the timing of the execution was determined by the highest levels of the American and Iraqi governments.

“No one knows when it’s going to happen except God and President Bush,” he said shortly before Mr. Hussein was executed.

The President who “answers to a higher father” clearly got another divine phone call. He’s on holiday again, did you notice? The White House spokesman said they didn’t even bother to wake him up when the execution was happening. The American Nero cements his legacy.

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