September 22, 2003


Make of this what you will -- it appears in the Pilger-employing Daily Mirror, after all -- but Saddam could be placing himself exactly where we want him:

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.

The United States has vowed never to negotiate with Saddam and want to take him dead or alive, but the White House hopes the clandestine talks will allow them to pinpoint the tyrant's exact location.

Via Bernard Slattery, who is trying to pinpoint a far more crucial item.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 22, 2003 01:46 AM