Drudge Banner: Saddam drops within 48 hours. UPDATE: Dead by Eid.

posted at 6:37 pm on December 28, 2006 by see-dubya

Just a banner so far on Drudge, but Saddam is saying goodbye to his family.

I’ve heard rumors, too.

I had kind of hoped for a Times-Square-at-Midnight countdown on New Year’s Eve, but hey, let’s get on with it.

UPDATE: MSNBC has the story. Eid starts Sunday.

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Swing LOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW…….

Looks like Satan’s going to have some company

HarryStar on December 28, 2006 at 6:42 PM

Wow, if this goes through it will help the Iraqi government. I hope they stick to their guns, so to speak.

NTWR on December 28, 2006 at 6:48 PM

“Hangman, hangman, hold it a little while,
Think I see my friends coming,
Riding a many mile.
Friends, did you get some silver?
Did you get a little gold?
What did you bring me, my dear friends,
To keep me from the Gallows Pole?
What did you bring me to keep me from the Gallows Pole?

I couldn’t get no silver, I couldn’t get no gold,
You know that we’re too damn poor
To keep you from the Gallows Pole.”
- Led Zeppelin

MCPO Airdale on December 28, 2006 at 7:11 PM

It’s kind of freaky to think of the reality of Saddam meeting Satan face to face…he is going to be so surprised…and Satan will laugh at him and say “You knew in your heart what you were doing was wrong and that you belong here” to which there will be no argument. I know everything he did was his choice and he knew it was wrong and he deserves it, but still it is sad that a human being has become so depraved and was so tricked by Satan into doing the horrible things that he did. Jihad must be so much fun for Satan…so sad…such a waste of human life for all concerned and for all eternity.

JustTruth101 on December 28, 2006 at 7:15 PM

the credit for gallows pole should go to Leadbelly, not zeppelin

Locrian on December 28, 2006 at 7:19 PM

Guess Uday and Qusay are going to see dear ol’ dad in a few days… Weeeee!!

x95b10 on December 28, 2006 at 7:28 PM

Hang ‘em High.

By the way, are those Olberman ads a satire?

What a doofus – does he buy his “smart glasses” at the same shop as Katie Couric

Keith says….
ahahahahaha

reaganaut on December 28, 2006 at 7:34 PM

We’re not even there yet, and I am REALLY starting to like 2007.

CyberCipher on December 28, 2006 at 7:35 PM

Ah Saddam we hardly knew ya….oh wait we DID know you and you sucked! Smell ya later!

liberrocky on December 28, 2006 at 7:38 PM

Half time at a bowl game!
Sweet!
Football, beer, Saddam swinging!
Haappyy NNEEWW YYEEAARR!!

shermacman on December 28, 2006 at 7:41 PM

Hmmm. That gives me an idea. Maybe intead of “dropping the ball” in Times Square, we could wrap the former dictator in aluminum foil and drop Saddam at 11:59:59 2006. Ya’ think?

CyberCipher on December 28, 2006 at 7:47 PM

I have to wonder what odds the bookies are giving that he’ll actually feel a clenched noose around his neck just before he’s hoisted by a crane.

I’d bet that he’ll never hang in punishment for his crimes. He’ll be spirited away once turned over to the Iraqi’s and some innocent shmoe wearing a black hood will be hanged in his place… or he’ll be freed in a real -or- feigned armed liberation of some sort with a claim that he died in the attempt, but no remains could be found as an added twist. The possibilities and opportunities are vast.

Bottom line, it’s just too good to be true, which means it probably isn’t/won’t be. I make it a habit not to root for any person’s death, but on my short list of exceptions, he ranks right up there in the top of the list.

SilverStar830 on December 28, 2006 at 7:50 PM

Half time at a bowl game!
Sweet!
Football, beer, Saddam swinging!
Haappyy NNEEWW YYEEAARR!!

shermacman on December 28, 2006 at 7:41 PM

That would even make me watch a halftime show!

R D on December 28, 2006 at 7:56 PM

This Saddam/satan meet-up just brings me to South Park

NTWR on December 28, 2006 at 8:05 PM

Getcher tire swangs……

getcher SODAMN INSANE tire swangs….

while they last…perfect for the kiddies….

hours ‘a family fun…..getcher tire swangs…..

seejanemom on December 28, 2006 at 8:13 PM

It should be from a bridge.

Like a said a few days ago, he will be dead before ’07.

Wonder what that does for Iraq in the next month or so?

shooter on December 28, 2006 at 8:13 PM

Allah? Allah? You don’t look like Allah! Aw Sh1t!

bdfaith on December 28, 2006 at 8:15 PM

All this Saddam meeting Satan talk reminds me of South Park’s Bigger, Longer, and Uncut movie.

NTWR on December 28, 2006 at 8:20 PM

Swing slow, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home,
Swing slow, sweet chariot,
Coming for to carry me home.

I looked over Jordan, and what did I see?
Coming for to carry me home,
A band of devils coming after me,
Coming for to carry me home

Sing Saddam Sing…

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on December 28, 2006 at 8:41 PM

Me thinks that he’ll get 72 Rosie clowns clones as his final reward…

RalphyBoy on December 28, 2006 at 8:46 PM

How quick will Youtube ban the video? Maybe could get hundreds of people all uploading it.

William Teach on December 28, 2006 at 8:54 PM

Cypher’s got the right idea! Use him as the ’07 ball drop. I also like the idea of half time at the Superbowl.

Personally I like to see him thrown onto the ice at a hockey game.

Mussolini, Caeucesque (chowchessque, that Romanian guy) and now Saddam. It just keeps gettin’ better!

“He’s headed for the moon, hang him high” – Van Halen

Tony737 on December 28, 2006 at 9:19 PM

And not a moment too soon. It seems the Iraqi’s may have learned something from the circus that is the Milosevic trial. Good for them. Get it over with.

thedecider on December 28, 2006 at 9:41 PM

I hope he gets a room in hell next to Mohammed….

Tim Burton on December 28, 2006 at 10:00 PM

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to address the media.

I see Police Capt. Jamil Hussein is still working…

taznar on December 28, 2006 at 10:02 PM

In all honesty, I have to admit that I’ve always found executions to be disturbing. I view them more as extermination than as punishment. Hanging is unnecessarily brutal, slow and complicated. A .45 between the eyes will get the job done quickly and cheaply. Dig a hole, shoot him in the head, throw the carcass in the hole and backfill.

RedWinged Blackbird on December 28, 2006 at 10:25 PM

Put him back in his spyder hole and fill it with concrete, no need to waste a bullet.

infidel on December 28, 2006 at 10:40 PM

once Saddam is dead, i’m sure that liberals in this country will hold a memorial service for their best friend at the U.N. & i’m sure that liberals like Cindy Sheehan / Michael Moore / Alec Baldwin / George Clooney / Rosie O’Donnell / Nancy Pelosi & the other Democrats will be in attendence. so, will our liberal trolls here join in the memorial service for their good friend Saddam?

Starblazer on December 28, 2006 at 10:57 PM

You get a rope and I’ll get a tree, uh huh.

You get a rope and I’ll get a tree, uh huh.

You get a rope and I’ll get a tree

We’ll go hang that S. O. B.

Uh huh, uh huh.

hillbillyjim on December 28, 2006 at 11:01 PM

A bit too much celebration here, folks. I find it morbid to celebrate an execution, even one so richly deserved. Execution is the grim duty of a civilized society to maintain some semblance of justice. Or, in a case like this, when mere execution cannot come close to justice, to speed along the justice to come.

kace on December 28, 2006 at 11:14 PM

I hear Reid is cancelling his trip to South America to attend Saddam’s funeral.
Just a rumour.

right2bright on December 28, 2006 at 11:22 PM

you know what kace, if you don’t like what’s being said here, then go to a liberal website like huffingtonpost.com

Starblazer on December 28, 2006 at 11:27 PM

In the meantime…have fun!

Ropera on December 28, 2006 at 11:35 PM

No thank you, Starblazer. I can bear bad taste better than paranoid stupidity. And, why don’t you go to … huff1ngton post your self!

kace on December 28, 2006 at 11:41 PM

already did & never ever again

Starblazer on December 28, 2006 at 11:49 PM

besides,how’s this bad taste. everyone here is glad that Saddam is going to die & we’re all happy about it & expressing our opinions. there’s no bad taste here

Starblazer on December 28, 2006 at 11:53 PM

there’s even one post at Huffingtonpost.com that said this about the execution of Saddam – “It’s a sad day for american liberals…it’s like losing a family member”. Now that’s bad taste

Starblazer on December 28, 2006 at 11:56 PM

I say he kicks 3 times.

georgej on December 29, 2006 at 12:03 AM

“Green Green Grass Of Home”

The old home town looks the same as I step down from the train,
and there to meet me is my Mama and Papa.
Down the road I look and there runs Mary hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.

Yes, they’ll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.
The old house is still standing though the paint is cracked and dry,
and there’s that old oak tree I used to play on.

Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary, hair of gold and lips like cherries.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.
Yes, they’ll all come to meet me, arms reaching, smiling sweetly.
It’s good to touch the green, green grass of home.

Then I awake and look around me, at four grey wall surround me
and I realize that I was only dreaming.
For there’s a guard and there’s a sad old padre imam
arm in arm we’ll walk at daybreak.
Again I touch the green, green grass of home.
Yes, they’ll all come to see me in the shade of that old oak tree
as they lay me neath the green, green grass of home.

Saddam Hussein R.I.H.

Mojave Mark on December 29, 2006 at 12:22 AM

I was having a dyslexic moment and was thinking ‘why is he going to be blown up as an execution method?’

When I actually said the words Improvised Explosive Device did I realize my error…

allie on December 29, 2006 at 12:23 AM

Why’d'yall hafta go and mention Huffpoo? We were having such big fun.

Execution is very serious business, but in this extraordinary case, Yippee!!

I’ll believe it when it happens, though.

hillbillyjim on December 29, 2006 at 12:27 AM

There’s even one post at Huffingtonpost.com that said this about the execution of Saddam – “It’s a sad day for american liberals…it’s like losing a family member”. Now that’s bad taste

Damn. That’s not bad taste, that’s serious mental impairment. And, geez, when I said you should go to Huffy-Poop, I was just kidding. I wouldn’t even wish that on Saddam.

But, yeah, I’m glad he’s getting an early exit, too. It’s an important step for Iraq’s government, as well. I’m just not comfortable with the party hats and confetti, that’s all.

Come to think of it, there will probably be many Iraqis who really do throw a party after the execution. They’re definitely entitled to.

kace on December 29, 2006 at 12:39 AM

Come to think of it, there will probably be many Iraqis who really do throw a party after the execution. They’re definitely entitled to.

Abso-freakin-lutely.

hillbillyjim on December 29, 2006 at 12:52 AM

One thing kace’s comments alert me to is just how self-conscious we’ve become about expressing righteous jubilation when a heinous villain of Saddam’s calibre, and intentional inflicter of pain on others, faces a particularly painful death himself. Nothing compared to the abominable Terri Schiavo death sentence – dehydration over a period of two weeks – but painful nonetheless.

We used to be able to gloat in good conscience. What’s happened to us?

RD on December 29, 2006 at 1:22 AM

Saddam “…if only I wouldn’t have ordered the invasion of Kuwait…”

Entelechy on December 29, 2006 at 1:24 AM

Wow, I’m surprised. I figured the execution would take place sometime next week. This is even sooner than I thought.

You can bet we’ll have video of the execution, too.

jaleach on December 29, 2006 at 1:25 AM

When Katrina hit imediately thought of the Led song “When the levee breaks” and when I got this news I thought of this tasty number…

I been run down, I been lied to,
I dont know why I let that mean woman make me a fool.
She took all my money, wrecked my new car.
Now shes with one of my goodtime buddies,
Theyre drinkin in some crosstown bar.
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like Im dyin.

My friends tell me, that Ive been such a fool,
And I have to stand by and take it baby, all for lovin you.
Drown myself in sorrow, and I look at what youve down.
But nothin seems to change, the bad times stay the same,
And I cant run.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like Im dyin.

Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
Like I been tied to the whipping post
Tied to the whipping post,
Tied to the whipping post,
Good lord, I feel like Im dyin.

-Allman Bros

Burn in the fiery pits of hell you SOB!

x95b10 on December 29, 2006 at 1:37 AM

Airedale:

I kinda prefer Tommy Smothers’ version:

Hangman, hangman, slack your rope a while,
Think I see my brother,
Riding a many mile.
Brother, did you get some silver?
Brother, did you GHHHHAAAAAAAAAACKK!

see-dubya on December 29, 2006 at 2:33 AM

Entel, it would prolly be more like “…if it wasn’t for my huge victory in Kuwait…” haha he still thinks he won that war too!

Tony737 on December 29, 2006 at 6:35 AM

Tony,
With all the liberals that seemed to have been spawned from that first war, sadly, maybe he did win it and we hadn’t realized. :(

rayvet on December 29, 2006 at 7:11 AM

Saddam?? HE’s a DEAD MAN!! Uday? DEAD! Usay? DEAD! Neidermeier?? DEAD!!!!

Ringmaster on December 29, 2006 at 7:29 AM

Nancy Botoxi and her pals will be losing their inspiration…..so sad.

quax1 on December 29, 2006 at 7:44 AM

At 9:09 am, Fox reports that Saddam is to be handed over to Iraqi authorities today.

Tony737 on December 29, 2006 at 9:15 AM

W

e used to be able to gloat in good conscience. What’s happened to us?

It’s the liberalization of America. We’ve become wussies.

EF on December 29, 2006 at 9:21 AM

Anyone care for a little STYX?

Oh mama I’m in fear for my life
From the long arm of the law
Lawman has put an end to my running
And I’m so far from my home
Oh mama I can hear you a crying
You’re so scared and all alone
Hangman is coming down from the gallows
And I don’t have very long

This jig is up the news is out
They’ve finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
This will be the end today of the wanted man

Oh mama I’ve been years on the lamb
And had a high price on my head
Lawman said get him dead or alive
Now it’s for sure he’ll see me dead
Dear mama I can hear you a crying
You’re so scared and all alone
Hangman is coming down from the gallows
And I don’t have very long

This jig is up the news is out
They’ve finally found me
The renegade who had it made
Retrieved for a bounty
Never more to go astray
The judge will have revenge today
On the wanted man

BohicaTwentyTwo on December 29, 2006 at 9:21 AM

So, much for quotes. How many hours is Baghdad ahead of us? What day of the week do they go to mosque? What time does Eid start? I’m trying to figure out the window of opportunity.

EF on December 29, 2006 at 9:23 AM

So, much for quotes. How many hours is Baghdad ahead of us? What day of the week do they go to mosque? What time does Eid start? I’m trying to figure out the window of opportunity.

EF on December 29, 2006 at 9:23 AM

Answer #1 – Iraq is 3 hours ahead of UTC, so for those of you on the East Coast, they’re 8 hours ahead. For me, it’s 9, those of you getting snowed under in Denver again (you’ve got to love global warming </sarcasm_cold>), it’s 10, and those on the West Coast, it’s 11. Everybody else, you can do the math.

Answer #2 – Today (well, they’ve already gone, seeing it’s about 4:30 in the afternoon there).

Answer #3 – Sunset Saturday (somewhere around 5 pm Baghdad time if they’re strict about the actual sunset, 6 pm if it’s standardized). Like the Jewish day, the Muslim day starts at sunset.

steveegg on December 29, 2006 at 9:32 AM

Thanks, steve. So, it’s safe to say within the next 24 hours he will be executed. Good.

EF on December 29, 2006 at 9:47 AM

Wow, if this goes through it will help the Iraqi government.

I hope they stick to their guns, so to speak.

NTWR on December 28, 2006 at 6:48 PM

Bless your hopeful little heart. It won’t. Maybe because there is no Iraqi government.

So, much for quotes. How many hours is Baghdad ahead of us? What day of the week do they go to mosque? What time does Eid start? I’m trying to figure out the window of opportunity.

EF on December 29, 2006 at 9:23 AM

Baghdad is 8 or 9 hours ahead of us I think. The notion that executions can’t be held on Friday (the Muslim Sabbath) or over holidays, one of which is coming up, is a Western notion. Apparently executions have been held on the Sabbath and during holidays in Iraq all the time. (This may be more of a reflection of the secular nature of Saddam’s regime though….)

Saddam’s daughter and attorney have been advised to visit him so one assumes this is any hour.

honora on December 29, 2006 at 9:50 AM

Answer #3 – Sunset Saturday (somewhere around 5 pm Baghdad time if they’re strict about the actual sunset, 6 pm if it’s standardized). Like the Jewish day, the Muslim day starts at sunset.

steveegg on December 29, 2006 at 9:32 AM

I was under the impression that the Muslim Sabbath started Friday? I seem to recall that stores etc in Iran, Turkey, are closed on Fridays? I may well be mistaken, been years since I was in that part of the world.

honora on December 29, 2006 at 9:53 AM

Honora, EF was asking about the start of Eid, not the Muslim Sabbath (which just ended in Iraq).

steveegg on December 29, 2006 at 10:01 AM

I heard on the news this morning that Maliki said “GIT R DONE”..or something to that effect. As soon as the US hands him over to the Iraqis he is “just a swingin”.
I hope he is terrified, I hope he isnt sedated so he wont know the full HORROR of his final few moments on Earth.
I hope he has some small understanding of the pain, horror and terror the Kurds had when they saw their families falling dead around them after being poisoned on his orders.

Hanging is too good for him. Staking him out covered in honey on a large anthill in the blazing sun is too good for him. A quick death is most certainly too good for him.
The sooner this monster is dead, the better. And AllahP promised us video!

labwrs on December 29, 2006 at 10:16 AM

Not a problem, EF. SWING, Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, Saddam, SWING!

steveegg on December 29, 2006 at 10:25 AM

It’s a helluva thing when some really far out folks would grant Saddam the clemency they deny the unborn.

Readymade on December 29, 2006 at 11:08 AM

lets send him to France, Chirac needs a new sidekick..

retired on December 29, 2006 at 11:08 AM

lets send him to France, Chirac needs a new sidekick..

retired on December 29, 2006 at 11:08 AM

That worked SOOO well with Khomehni. I vote France gets Saddam’s left arm and Russia his left leg.

steveegg on December 29, 2006 at 11:11 AM

Two movie quotes:

It’s been three weeks since Saddam Hussein was torn to pieces by a pack of wild boars and the world is still glad to be rid of him…

Saddam’s fate according to Trey and Matt. That’s how I’ll be telling the story.

Hangin’s too good for him. BURNIN’S TOO GOOD FOR HIM! HE SHOULD BE TORN INTO LITTLE BITS AND PIECES AND BURIED ALIIIIIIVE!!!

From Heavy Metal (the movie, not the musical–snort–genre)

urbancenturion on December 29, 2006 at 11:19 AM

Wow, if this goes through it will help the Iraqi government.
I hope they stick to their guns, so to speak.

NTWR on December 28, 2006 at 6:48 PM

Bless your hopeful little heart. It won’t. Maybe because there is no Iraqi government.
-honora

Hmmm, no government, huh… is that a FACT or one of those liberal talking points like “he won’t go to hell.. maybe because their is no hell.”

What’s THIS, then? Who are those crazy folks who wrote their constitution?

NTWR on December 29, 2006 at 1:52 PM

Hmmm, no government, huh… is that a FACT or one of those liberal talking points like “he won’t go to hell.. maybe because their is no hell.”

What’s THIS, then? Who are those crazy folks who wrote their constitution?

NTWR on December 29, 2006 at 1:52 PM

Well I hate to be picky, but I think one of the hallmarks of a “fact” is that it’s provable which pretty much (you’ll pardon the expression) shoots your example all to hell. (I think this is why this kind of stuff is referred to as “articles of

faith

“)

And I base my Iraq “government” comment on the established principle that one of the requirements of a legitimate government is sovereignty, i.e. supremacy of authority and force within its borders.

honora on December 29, 2006 at 2:13 PM

And wouldn’t it show supremacy of authority, sovereignty, and force within its borders to be able to try and execute the mass murderer who was displaced in the war?

Personally, I think our “government” does not fit your profile as we’ve been rendered impotent by the ACLU who prevent us from carrying out justice, we are overruled by the UN in some cases, and our sovereignty has been sold down the Rio Grande.

NTWR on December 29, 2006 at 2:33 PM