(WMR) -- Iraq's
former dictator managed to avoid one of the world's most high-tech
assassination efforts during the Iraq War campaign only to be allegedly
discovered by U.S. forces hiding in a hole in the ground near Tikrit.
Saddam Hussein's willingness to provide the Western media
with documents and other evidence of the connivance of George H. W. Bush,
Donald Rumsfeld, Frank Carlucci, and other Reagan-Bush administration
principals was made apparent to this editor in the months preceding the March
2003 American attack on Iraq.
A senior Iraqi official contacted a British colleague of
this editor and passed on a personal offer from Saddam Hussein to provide an
"enterprising" Western journalist with the proof of America's
sanctioning of Saddam's use of U.S.-supplied chem-bio weapons during the
Iran-Iraq War, including Iraq's attack on the Kurdish village of Halabja. Also
included in Saddam's "package" would be top secret information
regarding his role as a longtime asset for the CIA, dating from his student
days in Cairo.
The essence of the offer passed to this editor via the
British interlocutor was that Saddam, aware that George W. Bush was going to
attack Iraq, ordered his intelligence service to gather up all incriminating
evidence that would show the world that Iraq's past "weapons of mass
destruction" were provided by the Reagan and Bush I administrations. This
proof undoubtedly included tape-recorded conversations between Saddam and his
advisers and Ronald Reagan's personal envoy to Iraq, Rumsfeld. Saddam hoped
that the exposure of the Reagan-Bush administrations would embarrass Washington
and derail its attack plans.
There is little doubt that the trial of Saddam Hussein by a
U.S. puppet government in the Green Zone of Baghdad has been a charade and a
miscarriage of justice. Saddam's death sentence decided by an Iraqi
government-appointed and U.S.-approved judge on Dec. 26 was never in doubt,
considering the knowledge the former Iraqi leader possesses of past crimes of
the Bush family and their coterie of friends and partners in providing Iraq
with much of the biological and chemical weaponry used against the Kurds,
Shi'as, and Iranians.
The offer from Baghdad was straightforward -- arrive in
Baghdad overland from Jordan and the proof would be handed over. There was one
slight hitch. Having such incriminating evidence -- documents and proof that
the Reagan administration and that of George W. Bush's father aided and abetted
in Saddam's military's use of chem-bio weaponry against Iranians and his own
people -- would have likely made any "enterprising" Western
journalist an inviting target for a number of bad actors the moment that
journalist crossed into Jordanian territory from Iraq.
Ironically, Saddam Hussein was more willing to provide the
media with classified and sensitive information to expose the machinations of
the United States than anyone in the George W. Bush administration or that of
his father. It is very clear why the Bush administration wants Saddam dead and
it has nothing to do with Saddam's alleged "crimes against humanity."
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