Saddam Hussein spent his final days eating muffins and listening to Mary J Blige

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The late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein spent his final days enjoying muffins, music by Mary J Blige, and tending to his garden, according to a recent report.

He awaited trail while in a Baghdad prison and was monitored by a group of US soldiers, the Daily Mail reported on Friday.


Saddam was hanged in 2006 after the US invaded Iraq.

The Daily Mail reported that the guards were surprised by Saddam, due to him being content with simple pleasures and spending time in his cell.

One of the US guards Will Bardenwerper wrote a book on his experience titled ‘The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid’.

In the book Bardenwerper stated that Saddam loved the prison garden and was very fond of sweets. Saddam treated the garden as though it were a bed of flowers instead of the shrubbery it was in reality.

Bardenwerper continued to say that overtime Saddam and the guards developed a form of friendship and would often share stories about their lives.

After the execution Saddam’s body was taken out of the execution chamber and a crowd began to spit and beat his body, the guards were appalled by the behavior the book stated.

Bardenwerper admited that the behavior they witnessed by Saddam could have all been an act or genuine, but he will never truly know.

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