Handwritten letter from President Saddam Hussein to the American people. 7 July 2006.
In the name of God, the Merciful, the Mercy-giving.
“And among the Believers are men who are true to that which they pledged to God. Some of them have fulfilled their pledge by death and some of them
still are waiting and they have not altered in the least. That God may reward the true men for their truth and punish the hypocrites if He will, or
relent towards them, for God is forgiving, merciful. And God repulsed the infidels for their wrath. They gained no good. God averted their attack
from the Believers. God is strong, mighty.” [Qur’an 33:23-25].
To the American people:
Peace upon those who believe in peace and desire it, and the mercy of God and His blessings.
I address you in this letter from the place of my confinement, as my attempt on the basis of my moral, human, and constitutional responsibility so
that no one among you might say that no one came to us with a message of peace after the war began, refuting the arguments for it and desiring peace
for you and for our upright, loyal, heroic people. And as I say this, I do no know whether my brothers and comrades who are leading the Resistance
outside the prison have come to you with a letter before or not. That is because the “democracy” of your leaders has prevented me since my arrest
and until now from getting newspapers and magazines or hearing radio and television and has isolated me from the world and has isolated the world from
me so that I might not hear or see anything from outside my place of confinement.
Is this the true face of democracy and human rights that they advocate outside America!? Or have your rulers lied about it? This includes the
killing of people in prisons and jails, some of them by means of the pistols of the American investigators. Or has all of this along with other
details that would turn an attentive person’s hair white been concealed from you by your officials such that you do not know the truth!?
Anyway, I address you with this letter of mine in the hope that it will reach you and that you will hear it or read it. And on the basis of my
responsibility to bring the facts before people, whatever their color or nationality, for that is our duty to them, just as they have a duty to us not
to accept evil.
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