NPR logo

Iraqis Enraged, Ecstatic About Saddam's Execution

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6701157/6701158" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Iraqis Enraged, Ecstatic About Saddam's Execution

Iraq

Iraqis Enraged, Ecstatic About Saddam's Execution

Iraqis Enraged, Ecstatic About Saddam's Execution

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6701157/6701158" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The reality of Saddam Hussein's execution sank in for Iraqis on Saturday, as television channels showed the former dictator with a noose around his neck, followed by grainy cell-phone video of his corpse. Most people got the news at home today as they began celebrating one of Islam's most important holidays.