From the viewpoint of the role of language in politics, this study was aimed at analyzing the rhetorical way in which Saddam Hussein had used in his discourse to maintain his power, obtain the mass support and promote unity among the people in the socio-political setting of Kuwait invasion and the following Gulf war. For this, the study will examine the three basic myths of political language -the Valiant leader, the Conspiratorial Enemy and We Stand United-, proposed by Edleman which are employed in Hussein`s discourse. For making an image of the valiant leader, Hussein resorted to two role models "Nebuchadnezzar II and Saladin" from the Iraqi history to create heroic images for himself, along with the mentioning of the past historical events in his discourse. In this context, Hussein employed the defiant rhetoric facing the United States. Hussein regarded the U.S and Israel as conspiratorial enemies and his aim was to create unity and identity among Iraqi people, attaching negative labels to his enemies. And facing up to the superpower with his defiant rhetoric and casting the conflict as a personal struggle between himself and Bush, it enhanced Saddam Hussein`s reputation as a courageous strongman. For unity and unification rhetoric, he used the rhetorical devices of spectacle and projection. In addition, he employed the power of religion to make his rhetoric successful. As the results of the analysis, it has become clear that Saddam Hussein was a politician who was well aware of the importance and the role of language in politics. It is concluded that accomplishing his political goal to stay in power and overcoming the national crisis can be attributed to his special linguistic talent and ability to use rhetoric for mass manipulation and persuasion.