Iraq's state-run television has reported that "Criminal Saddam was hanged to death." Also hanged were Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan Ibrahim and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, the former chief justice of the Revolutionary Court. The report was accompanied by patriotic music.
President Bush calls Saddam Hussein's execution "the kind of justice he denied the victims of his brutal regime."
Iraqi-Americans in Dearborn, Michigan, are cheering the execution of Saddam Hussein. A crowd gathered at a mosque in anticipation of the former leader's death. One man says his family can now live in peace.
Government officials are telling U-S citizens to be vigilant about the possibility of a terror attack in the wake of Saddam Hussein's execution. But a bulletin sent by federal officials to local law enforcement cites no specific threats.