Bob Murphy, ABC News senior vice president, upset that cell-phone videos have surfaced that show Hussein exchanging taunts with his executioners, is quoted in the WaPo:
It's a different angle on the same event, It has much more audio and ambient sound. They're clearly taunting him. It's a much more hostile environment than you get from watching the video this morning. The earlier video makes it seem much more passive and serene than it actually was.Passive and serene? Get a grip. There is no such thing as a passive or serene hanging. Or, for that matter, a passive and serene execution by lethal injection. The last time I was there, prison was short on serenity and passivity as well. I don't think it is intended to be.
They don't call it punishment for nothing. Saddam could have had worse, and probably would have if it hadn't been for the US.