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Iraq War / Saddam Execution #916860

FNC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 03, 2007
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(Studio: Shepard Smith) The arrest of an Iraqi official who took the cell phone video of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s execution reported.

(Washington: Molly Henneberg) Reactions to Saddam’s hanging featured; details given on the investigation into the mishandling of the execution; scenes shown from the cell phone video of him being taunted and of Saddam’s supporters gathering near his grave. [US military spokesman Maj. Gen. William CALDWELL†- agrees the US would have run the execution differently.] [White House spokesman Tony SNOW†- criticizes the focus on the last 2 minutes rather than the first 69 years of Saddam’s life.] The delay in the executions of Barzan al-Tikriti†† and Awad Hamed al-Bandar†† noted.

Smith, Shepard;
Henneberg, Molly

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