Time has run out for Saddam Hussein. Iraqi TV stations are reporting the former Iraqi dictator was executed by hanging just before 10pm EST on Friday for murdering Shiite Muslims nearly 25 years ago. The U.S. handed over Saddam to Iraqi authorities shortly before his execution.
An advisor to Iraq's prime minister said Saddam did not want the execution postponed, even though his lawyer tried to file a delay earlier on Friday night. Saddam's half-brother and the former chief justice of the revolutionary court were also put to death by hanging after Saddam. Saddam was executed at an undisclosed location. American troops are preparing for what's expected to be an uprise in violence.