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___________________________________________________________________Newsday - Dec 16, 2003Wash. Congressman Questions Saddam Timing
By MATTHEW DALY
Associated Press Writer
December 16, 2003, 9:16 AM EST
WASHINGTON -- The Washington congressman who criticized President Bush while visiting Baghdad last year has questioned the timing of the capture of deposed Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., told a Seattle radio station Monday the U.S. military could have found Saddam "a long time ago if they wanted." Asked if he thought the weekend capture was timed to help Bush, McDermott chuckled and said: "Yeah. Oh, yeah."
The Democratic congressman went on to say, "There's too much by happenstance for it to be just a coincidental thing."
When interviewer Dave Ross asked again if he meant to imply the Bush administration timed the capture for political reasons, McDermott said: "I don't know that it was definitely planned on this weekend, but I know they've been in contact with people all along who knew basically where he was. It was just a matter of time till they'd find him.
"It's funny," McDermott added, "when they're having all this trouble, suddenly they have to roll out something."
State Republicans immediately condemned McDermott's remarks, saying the Seattle Democrat again was engaging in "crazy talk" about the Iraq war.
"Once again McDermott has embarrassed this state with his irresponsible ranting," GOP state Chairman Chris Vance said in a news release. "Calling on him to apologize is useless, but I call on other Democrats to let the public know if they agree with McDermott -- and Howard Dean, who recently said he thought it was possible that President Bush had advance knowledge about 9/11. The voters deserve to know if the entire Democratic Party believes in these sorts of bitter, paranoid conspiracy theories."
Last year, Vance and other Republicans labeled McDermott "Baghdad Jim" for comments he made during a trip to Baghdad that President Bush "would mislead the American people" but that Saddam could be trusted.
On Monday, Democrats joined the criticism of McDermott.
"With all due respect to my colleague, that is a fantasy," Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., said of McDermott's comments. "That just is not right. ... It's one thing to criticize this administration for having done this war. I mean, that's a fair question. But to criticize them on the capture of Saddam, when it's such a big thing to our troops, is just ridiculous."
McDermott, in a telephone interview with The Associated Press, called the timing of Saddam's capture suspicious but said he was not alleging it had been intentionally delayed.
"Everything was going wrong, and they got a real Christmas gift, if you will, in that the troops did a magnificent job and found" Saddam, he said.
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the mark at all.
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A group which had created the illusion of a man with power, at the head of a million strong army, on the verge of going nuclear. A man who had gained control over one fifth of the worlds oil overnight. However, in reality he was merely a pawn, in amongst many pawns - Just a puppet in a grand master plan, with the Gulf War as a well-orchestrated stepping stone. The orchestrators of the War were by no means strangers to controlling major world events, in fact they have done so for centuries.
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The unthinkable Donald Rumsfeld
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France hopes capture mends ties with U.S.
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Saddam key in early CIA plot
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SADDAM HUSSEIN and THE EXIT MONEY
By the time the shooting started, March 20, 2003, Saddam, according to very knowledgeable sources, had already left the country. The exit was arranged by the Moscow government, with the kno wledge if not the aid of the Paris government, and with the full knowledge and connivance of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and George W. Bush, as supervised by Daddy Bush. Just as the deadline passed on Wednesday, March 19, 20 03, the American CIA with the U.S. Military brass covered up these and other events herein described, by a much trumpeted effort to supposedly assassinate Saddam in Baghdad, using bunker-busting weapons. It was a treasonous fraud, calculated to distract common Americans addicted, like druggies, to the oil-soaked, spy-riddled monopoly press, to cover up the true nature of what was really happening.
IS SADDAM IN RUSSIA?
RUSSIAN CO-OPERATION WITH SADDAM?
I have been reminding people for a long time that Saddam's Iraq is a product of Russia, and that the Russians are really helping him, and guiding him. On the occasions that I watched CNN, I never saw them pointing out that his Baath Party really is a communist party. However, once, when I watched Sky News from the UK, they had a long discussion about this aspect of Saddam. Saddam is really a communist dictator - in no way different to Fidel Castro or Robert Mugabe.
Saddam in Belarus or Russia
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Hussein Given Safe Haven In Belarus?
Intelligence examines cargo flight from Baghdad to Belarus
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has obtained safe haven in Belarus, several intelligence agencies believe.
Western intelligence sources said several intelligence agencies in the Middle East and Europe base this assessment on new information about a March 29 flight from Baghdad to Minsk. They said the flight of a chartered cargo plane could have transported Saddam, his sons and much of his family to Belarus.
Primakov Allegedly Bribed by Saddam
Russian Premier Said to Get $800,000
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Saddam Hiding in the Russian Embassy?
Putin tried to get Saddam to resign: Primakov
Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to get Iraqi President Saddam Hussein to resign only days before the United States launched its attack on Baghdad, former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov said on Friday.
RUSSIAS PRIMAKOV AND IRAQS HUSSEIN: THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS POLITICAL PARTNERSHIP
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When Donald Met Saddam
Video Clip: "Shaking Hands with the enemy," Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in Baghdad on December 20, 1983.
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