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?