November 6, 2003

Dying For a New President

Snopes recounts the story of death notices requesting that donations in honor of the deceased be sent to any organization seeking the removal of GWB.

In other news, the NYT is running a story claiming that Iraq tried to reach out to the US to come to a peace agreement before the war. It reportedly included holding elections.

Mr. Obeidi told Mr. Hage that Iraq would make deals to avoid war, including helping in the Mideast peace process. "He said, if this is about oil, we will talk about U.S. oil concessions," Mr. Hage recalled. "If it is about the peace process, then we can talk. If this is about weapons of mass destruction, let the Americans send over their people. There are no weapons of mass destruction."

Mr. Obeidi said the "Americans could send 2,000 F.B.I. agents to look wherever they wanted," Mr. Hage recalled.

He said that when he told Mr. Obeidi that the United States seemed adamant that Saddam Hussein give up power, Mr. Obeidi bristled, saying that would be capitulation. But later, Mr. Hage recounted, Mr. Obeidi said Iraq could agree to hold elections within the next two years.

Posted by James at November 6, 2003 2:06 PM
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