Iraq Hangs 13 Prisoners Today

Ah, the new Iraqi democracy at work.

Thirteen men convicted of murder, kidnapping and other crimes were hanged in a Baghdad jail on Tuesday, lining up shortly before their execution in hoods and green jumpsuits, their hands bound behind their backs.

The government executed the 13 men after an appeals court and the presidency approved the verdict, said Busho Ibrahim, undersecretary of the Justice Ministry.

In other Iraqi death news:

Police said they found 53 bodies around Baghdad on Tuesday, apparent victims of sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites that has swept the capital this year. Many of the bodies showed signs of torture.

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    gee, they could be the (none / 0) (#1)
    by cpinva on Tue Dec 19, 2006 at 04:08:28 PM EST
    51st state, texas2.

    Now if they'd just hang some drapes... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Dadler on Tue Dec 19, 2006 at 06:47:48 PM EST
    ...and tidy up a bit, we're so close to success there -- come on people, help us out a little, get your neat on.  Uncle Sam just needs a little handjob before he can leave.

    Does Halliburton already own all the... (none / 0) (#3)
    by Bill Arnett on Wed Dec 20, 2006 at 12:58:20 PM EST
    ...power drill franchises? Or does Iraq have a separate Ministry of Power Drills?

    Jes' wondering.