It is a year since the execution of Saddam Hussein. Here are some quotes from people I talked to about the hanging:-
Dr Mofawak Al-Rubaie, National security adviser witness to the execution:-
He was looking at me and he was telling, Doctor, don’t worry about death
Ali, mid-ranking Baath party member:- He may have been a dictator but in comparison with the current leaders of Iraq he was innocent. Saddam was a great Arab leader.
Moneer Haddad, Senior Appeal CourtJudge, in charge of the execution:-
I am very glad I was the man who signed the execution because my daughter and boy can say that my father is was a very famous man because he hung Saddam Hussein who’s a very bad man.
Ali Hatim Al-Sulaiman, Sunni tribal leader :-The execution was carried out for political reasons. Iraq’s politicians have failed and Saddam’s execution is part of their failure.