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Man who oversaw Saddam hanging recalls dictator's end

Published on Dec 27, 2013 10:44 AM
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The bust of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and the actual rope used to hang him, are on display in the living room of former national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie, seen during an interview with the AFP where he gave details of his execution, on Dec 23, 2013. Mowaffak al-Rubaie sits in his office with a statue of Saddam Hussein behind him, the rope used to hang the dictator around its neck, recalling his final minutes. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Mowaffak al-Rubaie sits in his office with a statue of Saddam Hussein behind him, the rope used to hang the dictator around its neck, recalling his final minutes.

The former national security advisor, who oversaw Saddam's 2006 execution, said he remained strong until the end, and never expressed any regret.

"A criminal? True. A killer? True. A butcher? True.

But he was strong until the end.

 
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