Saddam Hussein has dictated an open letter to his chief lawyer, Khalil Dulaimi, during a meeting on Saturday in prison.
The letter is directed at the Iraqi people, in it he tells them that "victory is at hand".
Saddam then goes on to urge insurgents to show magnanimity to opponents, and he offers his forgiveness to those Iraqis who aided the killers of his two sons.
Saddam said that the Iraqis should put aside their differences, and concentrate on driving US troops out of the country.
"Victory is at hand, but don't forget that your near-term goal is confined to liberating your country from the forces of occupation."
"When you achieve victory and it is close remember you are God's soldiers which means you should show genuine forgiveness and put aside revenge over the spilled blood of the sons of Saddam Hussein.
I call on you to apply justice in your Jihad and not be drawn to recklessness and urge you to be forgiving rather than tough with those who have lost the path."
Meanwhile, the body count continues to rise.