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September 2003

More on Saddam

OK, found the source of the report. The Sunday Mirror in London from their reporter in Baghdad. Looks legit. The story has lots of interesting details. Check it out. The administration is probably going to be annoyed this leaked early, especially the “It is just a ruse to find his location” spin on part of it. If this is actually the case, the next few days may be interesting.

Desperate Saddam Offers Americans Deal (Paul Martin, Sunday Mirror)

SADDAM Hussein has been in secret negotiations with US forces in Iraq for the past nine days, we can reveal.

The Iraqi dictator is demanding safe passage to the former Soviet republic of Belarus. In exchange, he has vowed to provide information on weapons of mass destruction and disclose bank accounts where he siphoned off tens of millions of dollars in plundered cash.

President Bush is being kept abreast of the extraordinary talks by his National Security advisor Condoleezza Rice. She is co-ordinating negotiations in Baghdad which are led by Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the commander of American forces in Iraq.

(via The Agonist)

Got Saddam?

Haven’t seent this anywhere else yet, and the guy doesn’t even provide a link to his source. So I’m pretty dubious. But passing it a long because it is a cool rumor. :-)

Saddam in Secret Talks with US Forces (Aquafire, AppleInsider)

According to AFP sources..

Saddam has been in secret negotiations with US forces for the last few days..

He is seeking safe passage out of Iraq to a third country in exchange for imformation pertainng to WOMD and to his personal bank accounts…

President Bush is said to be fully aware of these developments..