I suspect Saddam welcomed the chance to die like a man while his tormentors - hooded out of cowardice - defamed the proceedings. Too bad, I don't think Saddam deserved it. Had his executioners dealt with the situation with dignity, then he might not have looked bad, but at least he would have been denied to chance to be a bigger man than they were. "Did you see the size of the rope? They could have hung an elephant with that." - Jeff Physics. The idea is to break the neck, not strangle the man. The thick rope will not stretch, imparting all force directly into the neck, with the knot forcing the head over and breaking the neck.
Explosion kills three children, wounds 12 in north Afghanistan (AP)
from the article: History and Hussein's hanging
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