Iraq is calling the execution of Saddam Hussein’s half-brother and the former head judge for the Baath party “dignified.”
However, Ridha, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s office, said:
The only unusual aspect was that Hassan’s head became completely separated from his body by the hangman’s noose, he said. He called it “an act of God.”
“It was not like a very pretty scene,” Ridha said.
The men asked God for forgiveness and begged not to be hanged.
My thesaurus lists “elegant,” “composed,” and “proud” as synonyms for dignified. Maybe I’ll have to start redefining those in my mind too.