Saddam Offered Exile, But Neo-Cons Unleashed Carnage Anyway

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Bitstream, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. What could have been saved? A trillion dollars, a million lives, the global reputation of the U.S. - but that wasn't the plan

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet

    Thursday, September 27, 2007

    Neo-Cons could have saved a trillion dollars, spared over a million lives and prevented tens of thousands of dead and injured U.S. soldiers but decided to unleash carnage anyway, after it was revealed last night that Saddam Hussein offered to step down and go into exile one month before the invasion of Iraq.

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

    "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."

    "The White House refused to comment on the report last night. But, if verified, it is certain to raise questions in Washington and London over whether the costly four-year war could have been averted."
    According to the tapes, Bush told Aznar that whether Saddam was still in Iraq or not, "We'll be in Baghdad by the end of March."

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    Why didn't the Neo-Cons take Saddam's offer? After all, the invasion was about "weapons of mass destruction" and "spreading freedom", we were told. With the dictator gone, the U.N. and American forces were free to roam the country in search of the non-existent weapons while setting up the "utopian democracy" that Iraqis now live under.

    The Neo-Cons didn't take the offer because the invasion of Iraq was not about Saddam Hussein, it was about making fat profits for the military-industrial complex by bombing the country back into the stone age, slaughtering countless innocents in the process, seizing control of oil factories, and setting up military bases as a means of launching the Empire's next jaunt into Iran.

    The invasion of Iraq was about having a justification to stay there indefinitely and break the country up into different pieces as was the plan all along.

    Here's what $1 billion could have saved us.

    - At least $200 million every single day that could have been spent on fighting poverty, building schools, taking men to Mars, ad infinitum.

    - At least $1 trillion that the Iraq war will eventually cost if we ever leave. A trillion is a million millions.

    - At least 1 million dead Iraqis according to the latest numbers, along with millions more that will die in the years to come as a result of depleted uranium poisoning, malnutrition, cholera and all manner of other horrors brought about by the invasion.

    - Over 1.1 million displaced Iraqis who have been forced to leave their new "utopian democracy" and another million who have been forced to leave their homes due to sectarian violence and persecution.

    - Over 3800 dead U.S. soldiers since the invasion began.

    - 300 dead coalition soldiers since the invasion began.

    - Anything from 23,000 to 100,000 injured U.S. soldiers since the invasion began.

    - The reputation of the U.S. around the world as the most hated nation on earth.

    - The ballooning deficit and the probable eventual collapse of the U.S. dollar and the economy.

    Thanks Neo-Cons - I hope it was worth it.
  2. fhl


    Yet another bogus story that requires the "willing suspension of disbelief".
  3. Saddam's gone, get over it you terrorist-loving piece of garbage. Don't worry, Iran's leader is still around for you to defend.
    Get out of here. Don't you have some teenage-conspiracy-Youtube-video to watch?
  4. Dan Rather has documents to prove it.
  5. Maybe Bush and Cheney will take an offer like that. We could still save a lot of bucks.:(
  6. From what I remember, more than one country or group of thugs offered the cretin exile, but he refused to accept the offer as it was a sign of weakness and chose to cower in a hole in the ground. That's what most criminals would do if they refused to comply with over 17 UN resolutions.
  7. As reported by Al Jazeera I suppose.

    "At least 1 million dead Iraqis according to the latest numbers, along with millions more that will die in the years to come as a result of depleted uranium poisoning, malnutrition, cholera and all manner of other horrors brought about by the invasion"

    The United Nations estimates about 65,000 dead, of which 75% of that have been killed by other Muslims.
  8. Brandonf

    Brandonf ET Sponsor

    This was widely reported throughout the Middle East and in Russia before the war broke out, and the reports where validated by numerous high level govt sourses in both the UAE and Russia. The administration wanted to go to war in Iraq, and nothing was going to stop that. I do not recall all of the details, it was several years ago now, but the offer was made and the US countered with something amazingly off the wall that they knew Saddam would never accept.

    So yes it is true. It's also true (at least in my opinion) that we should not have ever gone into Iraq (but we did and we are there now, so we should WIN the damn thing). All this is as true as that the author of the article at the start of this thread is an obvious fruitcake.

  9. piezoe


    Let's put this in context: "O.K. so i made a bad entry, screwed up and got caught on the wrong side of the market (history). But i'm already one trillion down, i can't afford to get out now. I've got to double down (the "surge") and hope the market (2000 years of history) turns before i'm wiped out."
    #10     Sep 27, 2007