Happy New Year Saddam!

for the actual hanging, go here.
(warning: it's a little graphic)

It’s a sign of the times when cameraphone footage of Saddam Hussein’s execution - including the aftermath as he hangs from the noose - has made its way online. Information can no longer be suppressed - not with cameraphones, sites like YouTube, and thousands of bloggers. Even the most sensitive media will always become available online.

While mainstream media avoided showing the whole clip, there’s really no way to hide user-generated videos - the second they hit video sharing sites, they’re saved to thousands of computers, and that means they’ll still be around even if these sites decide the clips are too gory for the public.

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