'Did the US offer to free Saddam Hussein?'
"A news report saying that US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld offered freedom to Saddam is circulating in the Israeli, Indian, and Turkish press," writes Magpie, of reports that claim the offer was an exchange for a televised request for insurgents to join a cease-fire. "[F]ar stranger things have turned out to be true. And the cynicism of offering to release the man who was so dangerous that the US had to invade his country certainly fits in with the administration's past record." (Pacific Views)