January 15th, 2007 13:43 EST
Saddam Brother Hanged, Beheaded, or?
A major controversy surrounding the execution of Saddam Hussein's half brother, Barzan Ibrahim, is threatening to disrupt festivities planned for Martin Luther King Day in downtown Baghdad and in neighboring communities.Revolutionary Court, were excited before dawn in Iraq on Monday morning.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, beltway insider Opel Bijiquiovarti reports that the death certificate prepared by the grave shift coroner in Baghdad lists the cause of death as a multiple choice, rather than a statement of medical opinion as is standard throughout the civilized world.
Bijiquiovarti, who says he has seen the original death certificate, claims that the document identifies the cause of death as follows:
A. Hanged, or
B. Beheaded, or
C. Anxiety attack, or
Ibrahim and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, a judge in Iraq's
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Prosecutor Jaafar al-Moussawi said Ibrahim "looked tense" when he was brought into the room, which may explain why the coroner listed anxiety as a possible cause of death.
Meanwhile, Democrats attacked the botched execution as another blatant failure of President Bush in his failed quagmire.
Speaker Pelosi, working on legislation that would make January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an official federal holiday said: "Whatever the exact cause, this execution was a brutal and uncivilized disregard for human life! Shame on George Bush!"
Pelosi added that freedom of choice advocates want the Roe V. Wade federal holiday, to be called "Womb Freedom of Choice Day," in place in time to commemorate 50 million successful abortions since January 22, 1973.
Another long-suffering liberal, Ramsey Clark, scolded the Bush administration for "brutal acts against humanity." and announced that because Ibrahim was "essentially executed twice," the dead killer should be entitled to 144 virgins in Islamic heaven.
President Bush refused to answer the charges leveled by Pelosi and Clark, but did congratulate the Iraqis for executing Judge Awad Hamed al-Bandar.
The president indicated that he intends to appoint a special White House task force to study a similar procedure for dealing with liberal judges in America.