"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.
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?
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.