Saddam's statement was published in the official Iraqi governemnt news agency INA. Scoop here publishes his statement in full.
Saddam Hussein said “Regardless of the controversial human feelings, America harvests the thorns that its rulers planted in the world… the united states had never left any place in the world without a symbolic memorial for its criminal acts, whether it was in Japan which was the first that burned with what America proud of its capabilities of nuclear destruction weapons, and its aggressions against Vietnam and Iraq and against the Russian nuclear submarine in addition to its criminal acts through supporting the criminal, colonial Zionism against the people of Palestine…would the American peoples save themselves and save the world from their rulers’ evil acts and terrorist crimes?
"Or would their rulers, who became a toy in the hands of the criminal Zionism which usurped the land of Palestinians and Arabs, change Americans’ feelings into new terrorist projects against the world in a way that serves the Jewish Zionist greedy for illegal money and innocent blood?.
“Let the American people remember that no one crossed the Atlantic Ocean carrying a weapon against them over history, but it was America itself that crossed the Atlantic Ocean carrying death, destruction and offensive exploitation to the whole world.
"With all this, we hope people of America could remember that the souls that died with the American weapon and American conspiracies could ascend to the Almighty God complaining of America’s injustice.
"The Almighty God is capable of seeing and when the God wants to punish, no one could prevent,” Saddam Hussein said.
“The one that does not want to harvest evil must not plant evil. He who considers the souls of his people precious and dear should remember that the souls of other people in the world are dear too.
"America is exporting evil not to where its armies placed only but also wherever its movies reach. American people should remember all this, if they remember that they would save their security and the international security from their rulers.
"But if all that events that hit the U.S were interior affair, the Americans themselves would be better than others in diagnosing the disease.” Saddam Hussein said.