Offered to go into exile: report
A Spanish newspaper is claiming that Saddam Hussein offered to go into exile for $1 billion prior to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
If this information is correct, it certainly would have been less costly, both monetarily and in terms of lives lost and disrupted, than the path taken by the Bush administration.
The offer, the newspaper El Pais says, was conveyed to Pres. Bush by Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar at a meeting at the president's Texas ranch.
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