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This is getting very interesting and may begin to explain the UN double-cross - why did Saddam turn down exile? Did Egypt end up turning him down or did he know he had our French, German, Russian, and UN "allies" in his pocket and believe he would never get the boot? BTW Black Jacques Chirac as "Mr. Arab" has me ROTFLMAO.
1 posted on 09/29/2007 9:18:41 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: Chi-townChief
This is mostly a "so what" to me. Part of the deal was probably that his two sons stayed on, in charge. Give one tyrant a Billion Dollar Golden Parachute, and plug two more in.

Exchanging one tyrant for another is one of the reasons the mid-East is in the mess it's in today.

2 posted on 09/29/2007 9:24:24 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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SADDAM Hussein was prepared to take $1 billion and go into exile before the Iraq war

Fine makins' for a T-shirt. Saddam, noose and the words. "I asked for a Billion Dollars and all I got was a $45.00 Rope.

3 posted on 09/29/2007 9:44:00 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (THE NEXT GENERATION CONSERVATIVE)
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To: Chi-townChief

It was very public at the time before the war that Saddam was offered the opportunity to step down and avoid war (with or without a golden parachute).

He declined and led his nation into war.


6 posted on 09/29/2007 9:57:05 AM PDT by weegee (NO THIRD TERM. America does not need another unconstitutional Clinton co-presidency.)
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A Google Translated Article Bites The Left In ...( Bush conversation with Aznar re: Saddam )

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1903411/posts

9 posted on 09/29/2007 1:02:00 PM PDT by lowbridge (All I Have To Say Is....KERMIT THE FROG IS IN SESAME STREET GOD DAMNIT!)
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” and all the information he wants about weapons of mass destruction”

Uh.

WMDs????

I think that pretty much says two key things.

ONE..... there were WMDs or at least important enough info that Saddam wanted to keep.

TWO.... you couldnt do this deal because one of the whole points was Saddam NOT having WMDs.


10 posted on 09/29/2007 1:07:08 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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