UPDATE: 12/31/06 - Execution (Hanging) of Saddam Hussein FULL VERSION (VIDEO) - Iraqi cell phone video of the hanging execution of Saddam Hussein, FULL VERSION STREAMING VIDEO 2 min 36 sec - Dec 31, 2006
WARNING CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Saddam Hussein execution 30/12/2006 (VIDEO) (Editor's note, set audio level right of main control)
Full Streaming video on Saddam Hussein execution in Baghdad on 30/12/2006. 1 min - Dec 30, 2006
(Editor's note, somewhat longer grittier version)
The Execution of Saddam Hussein. 1 min 34 sec - Dec 30, 2006, His last moments, Saddam Hussain The Former President of Iraq. آخر لحظات الرئيس العراقي السابق صدام حسين وإعدامه
First images of Saddam Hussein dead, on Beladi TV. 1:32 min - Dec 30, 2006
President Bush's Statement on Execution of Saddam Hussein
Today, Saddam Hussein was executed after receiving a fair trial -- the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime.
Fair trials were unimaginable under Saddam Hussein's tyrannical rule. It is a testament to the Iraqi people's resolve to move forward after decades of oppression that, despite his terrible crimes against his own people, Saddam Hussein received a fair trial. This would not have been possible without the Iraqi people's determination to create a society governed by the rule of law.
Saddam Hussein's execution comes at the end of a difficult year for the Iraqi people and for our troops. Bringing Saddam Hussein to justice will not end the violence in Iraq, but it is an important milestone on Iraq's course to becoming a democracy that can govern, sustain, and defend itself, and be an ally in the War on Terror.
We are reminded today of how far the Iraqi people have come since the end of Saddam Hussein's rule - and that the progress they have made would not have been possible without the continued service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.
Many difficult choices and further sacrifices lie ahead. Yet the safety and security of the American people require that we not relent in ensuring that Iraq's young democracy continues to progress.
White House Press Release, Office of the Press Secretary, December 30, 2006, Released on December 29, 2006
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