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To: angkor
Your quote has nothing to do with this. Hussein was willing to abdicate for $1 billion from the US government

"The Eqyptians are speaking to Saddam Hussein," said Mr Bush. "It seems he's indicated he would be prepared to go into exile if he's allowed to take $1billion and all the information he wants about weapons of mass destruction." Asked by the Spanish premier whether Saddam - who was executed in December last year - could really leave, the President replied: "Yes, that possibility exists. Or he might even be assassinated." But he added that whatever happened: "We'll be in Baghdad by the end of March." Mr Bush went on to refer optimistically to the rebuilding or Iraq. The transcript - which was published yesterday in the Spanish newspaper El Pais - was said to have been recorded by a diplomat at the meeting in Crawford, Texas, on February 22, 2003.

Saddam asked Bush for $1bn to go into exile

10 posted on 09/27/2007 10:17:42 AM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: billbears

So Saddam was basically trying to extort money from the US government. Maybe that was the last straw for Bush.

And I wonder if Saddam would cause more problems in the Middle East if he lived in exile?

Did any country want him and his crazy sons?


12 posted on 09/27/2007 5:05:19 PM PDT by Milligan
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To: billbears; jveritas
Your quote has nothing to do with this. Hussein was willing to abdicate for $1 billion from the US government

Well sorry, but I don't read it that way, I wonder what jveritas sees.

There are some other stories floating around about the U.S. troops who found several hundred million in the facility where Ousay trained and tortured his soccer team.

14 posted on 09/27/2007 7:53:48 PM PDT by angkor ("California, Is nice to the homeless, California, Supercool to the homeless..." South Park 11.07)
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