Saddam's Execution Raises Questions

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Saddam Hussein's execution was supposed to be a formal and solemn affair, but guards charged with keeping order chanted Shiite slogans and exchanged insults with the former head of state. Today, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered an investigation into the taunting of Hussein before his execution as well as into how videotape was released to the world.  We hear more about the reaction to those sounds and images.

Credits

Guest:
Edmund Ghareeb - Professor of Middle East History and Politics, American University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner, Katie Cooper