NBC Evening News for Sunday, Dec 31, 2006
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The burial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein after his execution featured; scenes shown from the village where he was born & of the mourners at his grave; details given about the sectarian overtones of his hanging as seen in a cell phone video with the dialogue quoted on screen. ["Al-Quds Al-Arabi" newspaper editor Abdel Bari ATWAN- says the hanging was interpreted as revenge.] The claim from Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's supporters that they, not the government, executed Saddam noted. What commanders in Iraq are saying about more US troops & handing over more responsibility to Iraqi forces discussed.
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