We could have purchased Saddam Hussein for one billion dollars. That’s a discount of 100s of billions of dollars.
Buying off threats is not customary, but it’s cheaper.
The former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar kept notes and recorded his meeting in Crawford, Texas with a war-biased George W. Bush. He’s “revealed a previously undisclosed initiative to avert war in Iraq by spiriting Saddam Hussein out of the country.”
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