Never mind the fact that the execution was performed with such depravity (as if there ever could be a dignified hanging, anyway) -- the Iraqi government has arrested the leakers.
Iraqi authorities reported the arrests Wednesday of two guards and an official who supervised Saddam Hussein's hanging and said the guard force was infiltrated by outsiders who taunted the former leader and shot the video showing his body dangling at the end of a rope.
The unauthorized video, which ignited protests by Saddam's fellow Sunni Arabs in various Iraqi cities, threatens to turn the ousted dictator into a martyr. Saddam was shown never bowing his head as he faced death, and asking the hecklers if they were acting in a manly way.
How ironic. So is it really the video that threatens to make Saddam a martyr? Or could it be his lynching by hooligans?
It really says something about this Iraqi government, how they treat the condemned.