from blacklisted news/cbs news: Saddam Hussein’s final moments will be videotaped by the Iraqi government, reports CBS News correspondent Randall Pinkston. National Security adviser Mouffak al Rubaie says the date of the deposed dictator’s execution will not be made public, to avoid possible unrest from Saddam’s supporters, but everything from the signing of the final orders by the judge, to the hanging itself will be recorded.
Iraqis, members of the coalition, and international representatives will witness the execution. It’s not clear whether the videotape will be broadcast on Iraqi television.
An Iraqi government official says efforts are under way to carry out the death sentence by the end of this month, indicating that they want to do the execution before the Muslim celebration of Eid, which coincides with the New Year.