Reports in the spanish newspaper El Pais (and picked up here and here) reveal the sickening truth that the invasion of Iraq and the killing of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, not to mention thousands of US and hundreds of British troops could all have been avoided.
Saddam, seeing the writing on the wall, offered to go into exile for $1 billion. A lot of money, but only a minute fraction of the cost of this war in money, now currently running at $1 trillion, spent to turn Iraq into a wasteland, and God knows what to rebuild it. The cost of human life is immeasurable.
It could not be clearer that this terrible war was nothing to do with “weapons of mass destruction” or Saddam's atrocious human rights record. Instead it was a callous, calculated act of genocide against the Iraqi people and the guilty must be brought to justice. Bush, Blair, laugh now motherfuckers - the lake of fire awaits.