We got some more good news from Iraq today. Saddam’s half brother, Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and the former intelligence chief, Awad Hamed al-Bandar were both hanged before dawn for their part in killing 148 Shiite Muslims after a 1982 assassination attempt on the former leader in the town of Dujail north of Baghdad.
These two murderous bastards were scheduled to swing on the same day Saddam got his neck stretched back on Dec. 30, but Iraqi authorities decided to execute Saddam alone on what Mowaffak al-Rubaie, Iraq’s new National Security adviser, called a “special day.” What a special day it was too.
Of course things in Iraq have a strange way of going awry, and this round executions was no exception. The Iraqi Government has admitted that the head of Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti was ripped from his body during the execution, however, according to government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh “The convicts were not subjected to any mistreatment,” he also added, “Their rights were not violated. There was no chanting.” It was simply a rare mishap.
Now I know that the human rights wussies and a handful of other organizations that are in the business of condemning executions and whatnot will be busy regurgitating a bunch of propaganda, and some of the anti-Shiite militias along with other assorted terrorist types will be pretty pissed too. Who cares? These two guys, al-Tikriti and al-Bandar, played a major role in executing hundreds of thousands of people throughout their careers, and they got far less than deserved.