Friday, December 29, 2006

Reality sets in

From San Luis Obispo.com:

As he faced the gallows Friday, Saddam Hussein told his lawyers that he was prepared to die and his supporters in Iraq would view him as a martyr. The former dictator "believes in his destiny," one of his attorneys said.

But Iraqi government officials who are close to the case described a very different Saddam, one who was extremely nervous Friday evening when U.S. officials reportedly handed him over.

"He is in a state of shock," said Mithal Alusi, a parliament member who sat in on the government's daylong meetings Friday about Saddam's fate. "He came apart. He realized he couldn't escape this."

Saddam was executed around 6 a.m. Baghdad time (10 p.m. EST) on Saturday.
Yes he was.

1 comment:

Tyrants with Dirty Faces said...

Two interesting descriptions from two completely neutral parties.

But why do I think Mr. Hussein's demeanor most likely fell somewhere between amazing stoic indomitability, and humiliating emotional collapse?