Stephen Moss writes:
The man. Not the monster, the butcher, the tyrant. Saddam's killers have achieved the impossible: they have made us feel sympathy for him, for his grace under pressure. There may not have been dignity in the dying, but there was courage. A five-star death.However, "this man" is not just any man, and the people most interested in seeing the video, Iraqis -- as we're being lead to believe -- wanted to see it firsthand. What better way to capture history these days? The future of video truly belongs to cameraphones. Maybe Time Magazine was right all along?
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