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Oil For Food
by Lee

Now, the source of this news is someone from the Iraqi Governing Council, so take it with a grain of salt.  But this story is tantalizing nonetheless.

Saddam Hussein has given his U.S. captors information on hidden weapons and as much as $40 billion (22.5 billion pounds) he may have seized while he was Iraq’s president, an Iraqi official has been quoted as saying.

“Saddam has confessed the names of people he told to keep the money and he gave names of those who have information on equipment and weapons warehouses,” Iyad Allawi, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, told the London-based Asharq al-Awsat daily.

“The Governing Council is searching for $40 billion worth of funds seized by Saddam when he was in power and which has been deposited in Switzerland, Japan, Germany and other countries under the names of fictitious companies,” Allawi said.

I believe the part about the money, that makes perfect sense.  But Saddam giving up weapons details?  What possible motivation could he have for doing that?  Ego, perhaps?  At any rate, if this turns out to be true it is going to be a huge degree of vindication for us pro-war folks.

Posted by Lee on 12/29/03 at 10:27 AM (Discuss this in the forums)


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