Iraqi peace offer spurned by US bent on war -- NYTimes

Chris Brady cdbrady at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 6 11:38:20 MST 2003


Iraq Said to Have Tried to Reach Last-Minute Deal to Avert War

By JAMES RISEN
New York Times, DIPLOMACY, November 6, 2003
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/06/politics/06INTE.html?th

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — As American soldiers massed on the Iraqi border in
March and diplomats argued about war, an influential adviser to the
Pentagon received a secret message from a Lebanese-American businessman:
Saddam Hussein wanted to make a deal.

Iraqi officials, including the chief of the Iraqi Intelligence Service,
had told the businessman that they wanted Washington to know that Iraq
no longer had weapons of mass destruction, and they offered to allow
American troops and experts to conduct a search. The businessman said in
an interview that the Iraqis also offered to hand over a man accused of
being involved in the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 who was being
held in Baghdad. At one point, he said, the Iraqis pledged to hold
elections.

Full report:
http://www.nytimes.com/2003/11/06/politics/06INTE.html?th


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