London, England (WiredPRNews.com) — Two years after the execution of one of the world’s most notorious terror leaders, Saddam Hussein’s diaries still carry on his words of opposition and power.
According to an Arab newspaper, Al-Hayat, Hussein’s diaries portrayed a man who was still very much still in power in his own mind–even from behind prison bars. In fact, during his time of containment, Hussein always kept the mindset that he was still in power and still a faithful believer in carrying out God’s word.
The BBC’s online website states, “Al-Hayat said it had obtained extracts from the handwritten memoirs, which the paper said ran to five big volumes. Saddam Hussein was ousted in 2003 and executed three years later.” The transcripts hold a variety of topics, none of which carried any sense of remorse or self-evaluation, many carrying the signature of “Saddam Hussein, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces”.
The diary entries often addressed his public and urged the Iraqi people to resist American occupation. Quoting the Koran frequently, Hussein pleads with his readers noting that Iranians are a grave danger to the Iraqi people. In a shred of personal emotion, however, the fallen leader writes to an unnamed romantic lover in scattered poems which seem to give way to a new and unrequited love for a woman he was greatly infatuated with.
Surprisingly, Hussein seldom spoke of his daily going-on such as health checks but mentioned “his fear of catching HIV if his clothes were hung to dry next to those of his American guards.”