Moktada, Moktada, Moktada!
Meanwhile, here is La Repubblica's report on the burial:
The corpse was ferried by US helicopter from Baghdad to Tikrit, and sometime after 10 pm was handed over to Sheikh Ali al-Nida, the chief of the Abu Nasser tribe to which Saddam belonged.
The remains were loaded on a pick-up truck and escorted by over 30 automobiles belonging to the police and tribal members to a 40x40 meter audience room constructed by Saddam in his native village of Awja. Already present were all the Sunni dignitaries of the area, as well as relatives from Syria.
According to some of Saddam Hussein's cousins, as the body was laid to rest, there were more than 500 people present, who joined in a cry of "Allah Akbar". Outside, more than 100 men fired their Kalashnikov's into the air as dozens of women praised the martyrdom of Saddam. The crowd then began to shout the old slogan, "With our blood, with our souls, were are ready to die for you, O Saddam."
Before burying the coffin, relatives and clan members demanded to see the corpse. The coffin was opened and the crowd lined up to plant a kiss on Saddam's face. A cousin, Ibrahim al-Tikriti removed and kept the blue scarf placed around Saddam's neck before his hanging.
US troops remained a short distance away; the entrances to Tikrit were closed off. Mussa Faraj declared that the Americans had insisted on a rapid burial.
Meanwhile, Italy's Premier Prodi protested the death penalty to Prime Minister al-Maliki and received the sharp retort, "So what did you do to Mussolini?. Our decision is none of your business."
Update: I believe La Repubblica reported that the Iranian ambassador was present at the execution of Saddam