The hanging of Saddam Hussein- December 30, 2006.
The video originally aired on Al Iraqiya television.
His death came instantaneously.
(1 minute 19 seconds)
HotAir also has a video clip from FOX News of his hanging.
The Jawa Report has “the drop” that didn’t make the media cuts.
FOX News released video later today from a different angle.
BBC– Iraqi state TV showed images of Saddam Hussein going to the gallows before dawn in a building his intelligence services once used for executions.
Iraq the Model– “Saddam lost his humanity the day he committed his first crime, so the one I saw walking to the rope this morning was no man to me.”
An Iraqi Baghdad uses a shoe to beat an effigy of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein. US President George W. Bush has hailed Saddam’s execution as “an important milestone” on the road to building an Iraqi democracy but warned it will not end deadly violence there.(AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
Austin Bay– “The next to last thing Saddam ever expected was a hangman’s noose. The last thing he expected, of course, was a fair trial.”
Jeff Goldstein shares thoughts on the execution.
Associated Press– Saddam clutched a Quran as he was led to the gallows, and in one final moment of defiance, refused to have a hood pulled over his head before facing the same fate he was accused of inflicting on countless thousands during a quarter-century of ruthless power.
Shiite Iraqi Badr forces hold up a picture of Mohammed Baqr Al-Sadr (R), assassinated during the regime of Saddam Hussein. Iraqi Shiites, persecuted during Saddam’s 24-year rule, feted his end as a dream come true, dancing and hammering off bullets. (AFP)
Michelle Malkin– Saddam’s Last Moment.
Davids Medienkritik has Europe’s reaction to the execution.