|Long live the people, long live the nation, down with the
invaders, God is great, God is great.
Reacting to his death by hanging sentence
for crimes against humanity, November 2006
|I ask you, being an Iraqi person, that if you reach a verdict
of death, execution, remember that I am a military man and should
be killed by firing squad and not by hanging as a common criminal.
At his trial for genocide and crimes atgainst
humanity, July 2006
|I am ready to die. I am not scared of execution. I do not
attend this trial to spare my life. I attend it to defend Iraq.
In Interview with his lawyer Bushra Khalil
while on trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity
|I didn't have time to write poetry before, but now I have
had the time to become a poet.
Confiding to lawyer Bushra Khalil while
on trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity
that he had written a new epic work
|My spirit is still standing firm and will not fall,
And in my body runs the blood of the great.
Oh Iraq you are crowned in the heart
And on the tongue you are the poem of the poets.
Oh Iraq misfortune has shaken your sword, so stand tall
And gather your strength without bearing a grudge.
A sample of his poetry
|My name is Saddam Hussein. I am the president of Iraq, and
I want to negotiate.
To US troops who captured him in a hole
in the ground in near Tikrit
|Victory will be ours soon. Iraqis will strike the necks as
God has commanded you.
Speaking to his troops as American and
coalition troops declare war on Iraq
|We are ready to sacrifice our souls, our children and our
families so as not to give up Iraq. We say this so no one will
think that America is capable of breaking the will of the Iraqis
with its weapons.
|When the enemy starts a large-scale battle, he must realize
that the battle between us will be open wherever there is sky,
land and water in the entire world. ... There are no weapons
of mass destruction in Iraq. Well, give us time and the necessary
means, and we will produce any weapon they want, and then we
will invite them to come and destroy them.
|Yours is a society which cannot accept 10,000 dead in one