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Iraq War / Saddam Execution / Hanging #847856

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 28, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Arwa Damon) The expectation in Iraq that former President Saddam Hussein will be executed this weekend examined. The debate over whether a videotape of the hanging will be shown to allow Iraqis closure discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Ryan Chilcote) The continuing violence in Iraq featured; scenes shown from the site of a double bombing & a mortar attack in a Shiite neighborhood Baghdad; details given about whether the execution of Saddam will decrease the violence. [Saddam loyalist Mussab al-ZAWBAY†- {thru reporter's translation} says Saddam is a great man.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(New York: Randi Kaye) The hanging of Saddam previewed. [John Jay College professor forensic psychologist Larry KOBILINSKY†- says Saddam will suffer, but there is no consciousness; describes what happens that prevents pain; explains how hanging kills.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) The physical process of a hanging & why a hood is used discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Damon, Arwa;
Chilcote, Ryan;
Kaye, Randi

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