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Purported Saddam Tape Aired on Arab TV

An audiotape purportedly made by Saddam Hussein told Iraqis on Sunday that the United States and its allies misjudged the difficulty of occupying Iraq and that Iraqis will rebel against their “evil intentions.” There was no immediate way to confirm the speaker on the tape was the ousted Iraqi leader. The voice sounded like Saddam but was huskier than usual. He greeted the Iraqi people on the occasion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and said the “evil ones will not be able to occupy and colonize Iraq.” The tape was broadcast on the Arabic language television station Al-Arabiya, which is widely seen in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. “They thought and made others also think that they were going on a picnic to occupy Iraq and destroy their weapons of mass destruction,” the voice said, denying that Iraq had any such arms. Full Story

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