Recently, the United States military has given confirmation that some of the writings done by ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein have been released. Some of those that have been released made it into the acquisition of the London-based Al-Hayat, which is a leading Arab newspaper.
Back in late 2006, Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging. Some of Hussein’s writings have been published. In those writings, Saddam wrote that he had feared contracting AIDS and other diseases while being held in captivity under United States military supervision. The writings could possibly create some scandal and controversy prior to Saddam’s execution.
According to the writings, his laundry line to dry clothes was also used by the United States military guards. In the writings, Saddam said he told them to stop using his laundry line. He explained that they are still young and could carry a number of diseases. He wrote that his main priority while in captivity was not to get HIV/AIDS.
It has been confirmed that Saddam wrote thousands of pages during his time in captivity.
These writings could play an instrumental role to see what was going on in the mind of Saddam Hussein while he was in captivity. In the first of these released writings, the world now knows that Saddam feared catching diseases while in prison let alone waiting for his execution.
We can expect more of these writings to be released.