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Saddam’s Last Words: Three Different Versions (Plus Video)

Filed under: Scum,War — Patterico @ 7:05 am

In updates at the end of this post, Hot Air has video of Saddam being prepared for execution. As a bonus, there are three different stories about what Saddam’s last words were. He said “Allahu Akbar,” or something about Palestine being Arab, or a sarcastic “Muqtada.” Take your pick.

It just goes to show: you can’t get a consistent story about anything out of Iraq — even when the event is videotaped.

UPDATE: Xrlq says that this may be a link to a video of the execution. He can’t get it to load, and I can’t see it on a Treo anyway.

UPDATE x2: This is supposedly the embed code. Let me know if it works.

UPDATE x3: I removed the embed code, which was causing at least one commenter’s browser to malfunction. Hot Air has the whole video here, although I can’t view it on a Treo. Sounds like the cameraman was none too steady.

UPDATE x4: Replaced the link to Flopping Aces with a link to Hot Air, whose commentary sheds more light.

UPDATE x5: And from the light it sheds, it sounds like this was badly handled from a P.R. perspective.

Well, from our perspective, that is. From Sadr’s perspective, it sounds like it went great.

And isn’t that all that really matters?

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