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Saddam Could Have Been Removed Without Iraq War

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Saddam offered to go into exile if allowed to take a $billion dollars with him. Bush turned him down and began an unnecessary war.

In February 2003, George Bush told the former prime minister of Spain, Jose Maria Aznar, that Saddam Hussein had offered to go into exile, but that he would reject the offer, and that the US would be at war with Iraq by March of 2003. the Financial Times reports.

Hussein had offered to go into exile for $1 billion dollars.

The Financial Times based its report on a leaked transcript of a conversation between Bush and Aznar, stating,

Outlining contacts between Saddam and Egypt, Mr Bush said: “He’s indicated he would be prepared to go into exile if he’s allowed to take $1bn and all the information he wants about weapons of mass destruction.” Mr Bush ruled out such a deal, describing Saddam as “a thief, a terrorist, a war criminal”.

It appears that the Iraq war, sold as necessary to rid the world of Saddam, justified as worthwhile after the war was under way, after the occupation had cost the US thousands of lives and cost the Iraqis hundreds of thousands of innocent victims. was not necessary.

Would this going to war on another lie be enough for Nancy Pelosi to put impeachment back on the table?

 

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she is a SPINELESS WEASEL... by Ben Marble, M.D. on Thursday, Sep 27, 2007 at 11:08:37 PM
Politics is about numbers, if you’ve the num... by Andris on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 6:24:20 PM
I know it was a lie, but I don't believe the d... by Dom Jermano on Thursday, Sep 27, 2007 at 11:51:01 PM
   If they'd allowed Hussein to &quo... by chariotdrvr14 on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 1:18:05 AM
This is the biggest lie of all-- that they needed ... by Rob Kall on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 5:53:17 AM
Saddam goes, everything fine. Nice thought, but wh... by Jim Freeman on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 6:38:19 AM
Buying them out actually did work once. I will adm... by Willard Russell on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 8:53:29 AM
The real Neo Con agenda was (still IS) to create a... by mrk * on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 11:03:40 AM
They're setting him up the same way.... by Rob Kall on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 11:22:34 AM
they can ignore this too.Let's remember that i... by Richard Mynick on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 at 11:30:39 AM
Ho, Hum, Yawn, So, this is supposed to be news ?Th... by Eddy Schmid on Saturday, Sep 29, 2007 at 4:27:35 AM
ah.. but it is the Media who is running this story... by Dom Jermano on Saturday, Sep 29, 2007 at 7:07:49 AM