Saddam’s execution “imminent”? (UPDATE II: SADDAM EXECUTED)

Rumors and news stories are swirling that the former Iraqi dictator who the US captured and ousted in 2003 will be executed this weekend. Hot Air and Malkin are on top of the latest developments. Jules Crittenden speculates on the time the execution will occur and has a link roundup of other opinions.

In the meantime, the NYTimes seems to be lamenting the fact that Saddam’s rec’d the death penalty. Hmm. The Washington Post, OTOH, takes a strong stance in favor of Saddam’s sentence. Good for them.

Latest development: Saddam wants the US to block his execution.

Update: Will it happen before 10 PM tonight? The AP reports on the possiblity.

Update II: He’s been executed. Via Drudge:

CNN Broke at 10:06… NBC first broadcast net to report execution of Hussein at 10:14 pm, ET — CBS went up at 10:18 — ABC up at 10:25…

Iraqi-Americans cheered the news.


Here are some reactions from the blogosphere over the announcement.

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