Saddam Sentenced To Hang
November 5, 2006 1 Comment
A visibly shaken Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity on Sunday and sentenced to hang at a lightning session of the U.S.-sponsored court that has been trying him in Baghdad for the past year. Two other senior aides, including his half-brother Barzan al-Tikriti, will also hang if their automatic appeals fail. His former vice-president was sentenced to life in prison and three minor Baath party officials received long jail sentences. Shortly after the verdict was read in a heavily-fortified Baghdad courtroom, clashes broke out between gunmen and U.S. and Iraqi troops in two Sunni Muslim neighborhoods of the capital.
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But the point to ponder is that was Iraq safer before the US led invasion of Iraq or is it safer now. The other day I was watching BBC and an Iraqi was saying that it was better when Saddam was in power, he said at least there was security ,he could go with his family out even at mid night and now the security is so worse people are afraid to get out of there homes. So question remains was it better then or now?