sorry for the delay...I had to conquer the world last night (in a game of Risk )
what does bttt stand for?
about the quotes:
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The United States would try to find a refuge for Saddam Hussein and members of his inner circle if the Iraqi leader decides to go into exile, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday.
this is pretty much the same thing bush said just in a little more diplomatic way. the fact remains that the US basically demanded hussein to declare publicly (i assume) to leave iraq and only then would the US TRY to find a refuge. no word about the CIA etc.
i am sorry but i can only repeat myself. such issues cannot be discussed via the media. this is not the way how it works and i am quite sure that the US either never meant it to be serious OR that there were negotiations behind closed doors.
whether these negotiations failed (if they took place) because hussein is dense or because the US did not provide sufficient guarantees can only be speculated. since the US most likely wants to control iraq the latter seems more reasonable however imo.