An audiotape purportedly made by . . .President 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."
The voice greeted the Iraqi people on the occasion of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan and
"evil ones will not be able to occupy and colonize
The tape was broadcast on the Arabic language television station Al-Arabiya.
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.
"Iraq will rebel against their evil intentions
to colonize it and to wield influence in it," he said.