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January 10, 2007

Showing the uncut Saddam execution video

I am about to leave to teach the first class that this blog is about.  At some point during my first class, I am planning on showing the entire uncut video of Saddam Hussein's hanging (which can be found here as one of many links).  Among other benefits, this class activity will give my students some knowledge about the operation of Iraq's legal system that President Bush lacks (since he purportedly has not watched the video).

Showing this video should encourage the class to think immediately about the death penalty aesthetics discussed in this post and in comments here and here at my home blog.  But I cannot help but wonder if it is bad form to show someone getting killed on the first day of class.  I hope there is no ABA rule against it.

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According to this report, http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/01/10/bush.hussein/index.html, President Bush may have finally watched the video of Saddam Hussein's hanging.

Posted by: DEJ | Jan 10, 2007 9:01:26 PM

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