Saddam & AmericaDecember 31, 2006 at 8:38 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Tags: Death penalty
Saddam Hussein’s hanging has apparently launched a hunt for the first footage of the execution. It’s not a surprise that the hunterers and gatherers of the digital age didn’t take too long to find what they desired. Via the wordpress post-login page (i.e. involuntarily), I stumbled upon several links to “uncensored versions” of the execution. Uncensored means that they contain the moment of death. The Arab broadcasters were decent enough to grant Saddam – a human being, after all – that last bit of dignity to not show this moment.
The same apparently does not hold true for quite a few of the U.S. American blog community. I was able to imagine that quite a few Americans were craving to see this footage, but reading in black on white how they were longing for it was another thing. Shame on all you voyeurs out there. I did not watch the footage, reading your comments alone made me sick enough.
I am not going to include any links to such blogs. If you are keen on seeing someone die on film or if you want to share a bit of wrath with someone else, go find them yourself. Just make sure not to hang around me (or here) anymore.