December 30, This day during the Iraq War

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December 30, 2006 – Ex Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is executed by hanging. The execution of Saddam Hussein took place on Saturday December 30, 2006. Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging, after being found guilty and convicted of crimes against humanity by the Iraqi Special Tribunal for the murder of 148 Iraqi Shi’ite in the town of Dujail in 1982, in retaliation for an assassination attempt against him. Two days prior to the execution, a letter written by Saddam appeared on the Arab Socialist Ba’ath Party web site. In the letter, he urged the Iraqi people to unite, and not to hate the people of countries that invaded Iraq, like the United States, but instead the decision-makers. He said he was ready to die a martyr and he said that this is his death sentence. In the hours before the execution, Saddam ate his last meal of chicken and…

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