For an excellent example of what the US government has created in Iraq, we need look no further than the gruesome hanging and "accidental" decapitation of two of Saddam Hussein's aides.
Hanging video shows Ibrahim's severed head


The official video of the hanging of Saddam Hussein's co-defendants screened for reporters today shows the former leader's half brother lying headless below gallows, his severed head several yards away.

The video shows Barzan Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, being hanged side by side.

They wore orange prison jumpsuits. As they reached the gallows black hoods were put on their heads.

Five masked men surrounded them.

After the trap doors opened, al-Bandar could be seen dangling from the rope. Ibrahim's body was lying on the floor, chest down, his severed head yards away.

The execution was conducted on the same gallows where Saddam was hanged on December 30.

In confirming the executions, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said the head of one of the accused, Barzan Ibrahim, had been severed during the hanging in what he called "a rare incident".
Approximately 350,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed as a direct result of US military actions in Iraq since March 2003. A further 350,000 Iraqis have been brutally murdered by so-called Iraqi "death squads" with many of the bodies turning up headless. It has already been shown that the "death squads" are being run out of the Iraqi interior ministry, which is controlled by the CIA. The goal of this mass murder is to create the appearance of civil war in Iraq with the US military then pitched in the role of "peace keeper" rather than aggressor and sole cause of the chaos. By not reporting on them, the Western mainstream media is preventing public exposure of these facts.

The truth is hard to come by in any war, and especially so in the case of the type of covert war of occupation and domination that the US military is waging on the Iraqi people. When denied the natural channels to express itself, the truth often finds its way out in chance symbolic events. The decapitation today of Saddam's half brother was the product of an Iraqi judicial system that was put in place and which continues to be controlled by the US government. The very same US government that is responsible for the many decapitations caused by the "death squads" that it directly finances.

It should be clear to all normal, rational people that decapitation by hanging is somewhat inconsistent (at least officially) with the idea of a Democratic state, complete with due judicial process and some level of humane treatment of prisoners.

More to the point, is it even possible to decapitate someone by hanging? Perhaps if razor wire were used instead of a rope, or perhaps if 100 feet of rope were used allowing the victim's body to reach a speed, and therefore force, great enough to sever the head. In the case of a normal hanging with just a few feet of rope however, it would seem implausible in the extreme that decapitation could occur.

Maybe this is why Iraqi (US) authorities were eager to convince the world that "democratic rules and laws" were respected (because they were not) and that Iraq is not under the control of a gang of murderous criminals in the pay of the US government and therefore the US taxpayer.
"But he stressed that all laws and rules were respected during the proceedings, choosing his words carefully after Saddam's execution became an unruly scene that brought worldwide criticism of the Iraqi government. Video of the execution, recorded on a cell phone camera, showed the former dictator being taunted on the gallows.

Those present signed documents pledging not to violate the rules or otherwise face legal penalties," he said. " All the people present abided by the government's rule and there were no violations.

"No one shouted slogans or said anything that would taint the execution. None of those charged were insulted."

Ibrahim, Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of Iraq's Revolutionary Court, had been found guilty along with Saddam of in the killing of 148 Shiite Muslims after a 1982 assassination attempt on the former leader in the town of Dujail north of Baghdad.
Despite the claims of the naysayers and bleeding heart liberals, the truth of the matter is that today's hangings provide clear evidence that the Bush government has indeed delivered on its promises to bring "American democracy to the Iraqi people - its just that the average Western anti-war citizen never really understood the true nature of the men and women they like to call their leaders.

Like the stand in for Saddam, the two ex-Iraqi government officials executed today were convicted for ordering the killing of a group of people who attempted to assassinate the Iraqi president in 1982. In the US, an attempt on the life of the President is an act of treason that carries the death penalty in many US states. If, for example, a US citizen attempted to assassinate a US president in the state of Florida, he or she would stand a good chance of meeting the same fate as US citizen Allen Lee Davis, who was dispatched by Florida's 'humane' "old sparky" on July 8th 1999.

As far as the US government is concerned, in the case of Davis, "humane" execution involved him being asphyxiated by a mouth piece prior to the actual electrocution which then caused Davis to scream at least twice, his fingernails to glow bright red and blood to seep from his mouth, nose, ears and probably other orifices.

A few months previous to Davis' execution, on March 24 1999, Pedro Medina was executed on the same chair. In this case twelve inch flames were seen to erupt from the face and head of Medina, and the stench of burnt flesh was evident after the execution.

So, what's your fancy? Hanging with decapitation, or electrocution, blood, flames shooting out of the victim and the smell of burnt flesh? The US government aims to please. Perhaps we can suggest a combination of the two, where an electrically-charged steel cable is used to hang and electrocute at the same time?

Strangely enough, while any Fox news addict might reasonably assume that the 26 million (sorry 25 million and counting) "Islamic terrorists" that make up the population of Iraq are tonight howling with glee at this most recent lesson in American "Democratic" principles, most appear to be disgusted:
Khalaf al-Olayan, a leader of the main Sunni bloc in parliament, demanded to see any video taken during the execution.

"It is impossible for a person to be decapitated during a hanging," he told Al-Jazeera television.

"This shows that they (the government) have mutilated the body and this is a violation of the law."

"We want to see the video that was taken during the execution of the two men in order for them (government) to prove what they are saying," he added.

Ibrahim's son-in-law, Azzam Saleh Abdullah, said: "We heard the news from the media. We were supposed to be informed a day earlier but it seems that this government does not know the rules."

He said it reflected the hatred felt by the Shiite-led government.

"They still want more Iraqi bloodshed. To hell with this democracy," he said.
Indeed, Bush, Cheney, the Neocons and the Zionists in Israel most definitely want more bloodshed in Iraq, ultimately they want the division of Iraq into three separate states justified by the artificial creation of civil war as outlined by the Council on Foreign Relations in 2003 and by Israeli Zionists in the 1980s.

I have little doubt that the sadists and child-killers in the White House got a kick out of today's "accidental" decapitation of Saddam Hussein's half-brother, although it probably failed to excite Dick Cheney who, rumor has it,gets off on hunting human prey by night in the wilds of Texas and Arizona.