Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Monday, 02.19.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 2  3  4  5  6  7  8
 9  10  11  12  13  14  15
 16  17  18  19  20  21  22
 23  24  25  26  27  28  29
 30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Mar 28,2008
Saddam Hussein: A prisoner nicknamed 'Vic'
by UPI

BAGHDAD - Saddam Hussein spent his last days in a small cell where he was allowed to plant a garden in the yard outside, military officials said.

CNN was able to film the cell, a windowless room with beige walls and a gray floor. The furniture includes a concrete sleeping platform and a combination sink and toilet.

The report aired Thursday.

U.S. Marine Major Gen. Doug Stone described the day of Saddam's execution, Dec. 30, 2006. Stone said Saddam was told when he woke up that he was going to be hanged.

"He bathed himself here in a very modest manner. It was winter, so it was cold," Stone said. "As he went out, he said goodbye to the guards and then got into the vehicles and proceeded to the execution."

The guards had nicknamed Saddam "Vic" from the initials posted next to his cell door and standing for Very Important Criminal. When he was told what the letters stood for, he said, "Okay, that's what I want to be called."

© 2008 United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

1489 times read

Related news
Saddam mourned on death anniversary by UPI posted on Dec 31,2007

Trial of 15 former Saddam aides begins by UPI posted on Aug 21,2007

No Saddam-al-Qaida link, report finds by UPI posted on Mar 14,2008

Saddam's daughter suspected in terror by UPI posted on Aug 28,2007

'Chemical Ali' execution debated by UPI posted on Nov 13,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 4.54Rating: 4.54Rating: 4.54Rating: 4.54Rating: 4.54 (total 13 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?