Iraq Surrenders.

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    President Bush:
    An oldy but a goody.

    Tuesday November 11, 2003

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1082289,00.html

    http://www.commondreams.org/headlines03/1106-02.htm

    http://www.cooperativeresearch.org/entity.jsp?entity=richard_perle
     
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    Interesting.

    I am not sure I would have trusted such offers either, especially since Hussein was shooting at US airplanes enforcing the no-fly zone. IMO, Hussien may have been using such back channels to buy time.
     
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    That WAS the whole plan. Delay until it was to hot to invade, or until France, China and Russia could dissuade us from invading.

    Saddam was OFFICIALLY still stone walling and still playing bait and switch.

    My opinion is he thought his buddies would stop an outright invasion from happening. He guessed wrong.

    Unofficial overtures are not worth the time wasted in listening to them when the goal is so blatantly obvious.

    Saddam could have done a number of OFFICIAL things that would have prevented our attack. HE chose not to.
     
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    Sounds like RightWing kook-nut conspiracy theories to me.
     
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    So Saddam couldn't have done anything official to stop the Invasion? As I recall there were specific requirements and he CHOSE not to do them. But do go on with your leftoid kook conspiracy theories.
     
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    didn't Bush tell Blix & Co. to get OUT of Iraq so we could invade?
     
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    Which specific requirements?

    like
    Or maybe
    potentially even
    But then again YOU cant trust everything I read in the news.
     
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    seems to me that I recall that the biggest one of those specific requirements was to disarm. LOL. mission accomplished!

    and if we had let Blix do his job for about six weeks longer, he would have told us that.
     
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    It was not quite that simple. There is also the small matter of UN resolutions and compliance with the cease fire ...

    I also think that if he was truly serious, he would have made such negotiations public...like running them through the UN (the UN would have done cartwheels over such offers!).
     
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    Saddam is a fool for trying to negotiate directly with the people threatening him.

    Silly Saddam.

    Who's face is red now?

    uh, looks like everyones.
     

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