Thursday, September 27, 2007

$1 Billion vs. $1.2 Trillion

Here's one important bit of new information revealed by the El Pais transcript.

Saddam Hussein offered to step down and go into exile one month before the invasion of Iraq, it was claimed last night.

Fearing defeat, Saddam was prepared to go peacefully in return for £500million ($1billion).

The extraordinary offer was revealed yesterday in a transcript of talks in February 2003 between George Bush and the then Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar at the President's Texas ranch.


Anonymous said...

Let us now shut the barn door after the entire herd has stampeded out... and with all the hay, too.. and the cats and the swallows and... aw heck, let's just keep spending... ka-boom-boom-boom, blow the whole barn away...

Anonymous said...

I go back and forth over whether ignorance and evil are the same. On this one, I'm willing to let both ignorance and evil score.

Professor Pea