Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tour reveals Saddam's last days

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The guards at the Baghdad detention facility called their
prisoner "Vic," and let him plant a little garden near his cell.
The rest of
the world knew him as Saddam Hussein, a man blamed for the death of hundreds of
thousands of Iraqis during more than 20 years as the country's president.
nickname and the garden are among the details about the former Iraqi dictator
that emerged during a tour of the Baghdad cell where Hussein slept, bathed, and
kept a journal in the final days before he was executed in December 2006.
Well, at least the Iraq War got rid of this guy.
Though authorities executed Hussein for his role in killing about 150 people, he
was on trial at the time of his death for genocide. Those charges implicated him
in the killings of up to 100,000 Kurds during the 1988 Anfal campaign against
Kurdish rebels -- a campaign that included the use of poison gas against Kurdish
towns in northern Iraq.

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