Sunday, September 30, 2007

Saddam Hussein Offered to Step Down for $1 Billion
Cleveland Leader, OH - Sep 26, 2007
Tuesday evening it was revealed that Saddam Hussein had offered to go peacefully into exile just one month before the invasion of Iraq for a staggering $1 ...

Bush thought Saddam was prepared to flee: report
Washington Post, United States - Sep 26, 2007
By Jason Webb MADRID (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein was prepared to take $1 billion and go into exile before the Iraq war, according to a transcript of talks ...

Report Says Hussein Was Open To Exile Before 2003 Invasion
Washington Post, United States - Sep 26, 2007
By Karen DeYoung and Michael Abramowitz Less than a month before the US invasion of Iraq, Saddam Hussein signaled that he was willing to go into exile as ...

Bush-Aznar Transcript: The War Crime of the Century
Atlantic Free Press, Netherlands - 7 hours ago
by Juan Cole I made two claims about the transcript published by El Pais of Bush's conversations with Spanish leader Jose Maria Aznar on 22 February, 2003, ...
The Truth about the Bush-Aznar Transcripts
Blogger News Network - Sep 28, 2007
The far-left is buzzing about the newly revealed transcripts of a secret meeting President Bush held with former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Aznar in 2003. ...


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Saddam Wanted Out, Bush Lied About It

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How much money does Bush think a US soldier’s life is worth? How much money does Bush think the lives of our allies’ soldiers or innocent Iraqis are worth?

As we’re finding out, not very much. On March 17, 2003 President Bush issued the warning: “Saddam Hussein and his sons must leave Iraq within 48 hours. Their refusal to do so will result in military conflict commenced at a time of our choosing ,” yet now thanks to a transcript leaked to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, we learn that more than three weeks prior to that Bush had told former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar that “The Egyptians are speaking to Saddam Hussein. It seems he’s indicated he would be prepared to go into exile if he’s allowed to take $1 billion …” When confronted about the leaked transcript yesterday, Whitehouse spokeswoman Dana Perino did not dispute its accuracy.

Just last week we learned from former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan that the real reason behind the war in Iraq was oil , and now we are finding out that the entire war could have been averted for letting him get away with $1 billion. That’s just than one tenth of 1% of what this insane invasion and occupation of Iraq, that continues claim the lives of our country’s bravest men and women, has now been forcast to cost. Think about that just for a second. Every single death, Iraqi and American coalition alike, could have been saved and Bush could have had Saddam’s oil, but apparently he didn’t even seriously consider it. Topping that, he then lied in public to the entire world about it just so he could have his war regardless. How’s that for compassionate conservatism?

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