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File this comment under, "this is as good a place to post it as any". It's Iraq related and I have to say this somewhere.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/28/32442/202

So this is a dKos diary and the guy just found out that Saddam Hussein offered to resign prior to and to prevent an invasion of Iraq but of course Bush blew him off. Apparently this is news to the guys. I knew this 2 and a half years ago when it happened just prior to the war.

Why is this guy only just learning this information? I wonder if he knows that Osama also offered to give himself up prior to the invasion of Afghansitan?

Does the fact that this sort of thing is better known outside the US help to explain why there's a dichotomy between how Americans see themselves and how other see them?

The fact that this guy is only now learning what was available for years seems to suggest a failure of the blogs to educatate people about the most elementary facts about the war. I'm betting readers of this blog will not be surprised by this "news" either, since Robin has that most rare thing in the blogosphere --- a memory that exceeds one week into the past.

I had heard just after the war started that Saddam had offered to be bought out. From most of what I read he seemed desperate to avoid the war. We on the other hand seemed desperate to get one on. After I read Klein's Baghdad Year Zero I understood why.

I didn't hear that bit about bin Laden.

As for my memory: thanks, but it's selective. I spend more time kicking myself for forgetting to follow up on something than just about any other blog-related activity.

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