Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam Hussein Was Hanged in Baghdad

Saddam Hussein was hanged in Baghdad tonight, according to CNN International -- which is citing Arab television sources. MSNBC is announcing that three Arab networks are reporting that Hussein was executed at roughly 9:00pm central.

Earlier, the Associated Press reported that U.S. authorities were "maintaining physical custody of Saddam to prevent him from being humiliated before his execution," and will "try to prevent the mutiliation of his corpse."

Some U.S. embassies around the world warned American travelers of potential "problems" they might encounter due to Hussein's hanging. The Pentagon stated that U.S. troops were prepared to deal with any increase in violence that could follow the execution.