Iraqi officials have shown journalists video footage of the hanging of two of Saddam Hussein's aides, during which one of the men was decapitated. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6263787.stm http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070115/wl_nm/iraq_arabs_dc_1 Is it feasible that ripping the head off a convicted man could be an accident? After all these years of the study of drop hanging people both in Iraq and the US, can the leaders of these countries be so inept at the craft? I think not. The decapitation was planned and intentional. No one in power wants to end hostilities.