I’m not posting this because Saddam is dead. That is important, but being covered elsewhere. What I find interesting is how the presence of a cell phone camera disrupts all of the previously held conceptions of his hanging.

The grainy images are believed to have been filmed on a mobile phone. Unlike on the silent, official film showing a subdued Saddam Hussein, the execution is a charged, angry scene. In it people chant the name of radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and tell Saddam Hussein to “go to hell”, while the former leader mocks their bravery. Link—>