Where were these phony international human rights groups when Saddam Hussein had approximately 40 of his own relatives murdered, when he unleashed a bloodbath in the Iran-Iraq war which left 150,000 to 340,000 Iraqis and 450,000 to 730,000 Iranians dead, when his documented chemical attacks by his regime caused some 30,000 Iraqi and Iranian deaths, when his chemical attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja killed approximately 5,000 people, when 1,000 Kuwaitis were killed in Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, when the bloody suppression of Kurdish and Shi'a uprisings in northern and southern Iraq killed at least 30,000 to 60,000, and where his victims of torture in Iraq were subjected to a wide range of forms of torture, including the gouging out of eyes, severe beatings and electric shocks?
Saddam Hussein's former deputy was hanged before dawn Tuesday for the killings of 148 Shiites, an official with the prime minister's office said.
Taha Yassin Ramadan, who was Saddam's vice president when the regime was ousted four years ago, was the fourth man to be executed in the killings of 148 Shiites following a 1982 assassination attempt against the former leader in the city of Dujail.
The executions have outraged Iraqi Sunnis and caused concern among international human rights groups, which have appealed for Ramadan's life.
Oh I know, they were berating Israel for defending herself against the constant attacks by bloodthirsty Muslims just like Saddam Hussein.