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megimoo
02-08-2011, 04:18 PM
Former US secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld revealed Tuesday that Saddam Hussein had a $60 million bounty on his daughters' head and also targeted ex-president George W. Bush's two daughters.

"I was concerned," Rumsfeld told ABC's "Good Morning America" in his first live television interview since leaving office over four years ago."Of course, the president and his family had secret service protection. My family did not. And it was a somewhat awkward moment in the meeting," he added in describing a 2003 national security meeting when he was told of the plot.

Rumsfeld, who has two daughters and a son, said Bush urged him to take the threat seriously because US forces had killed Saddam's sons Uday and Qusay and his 14-year-old grandson Mustapha in July 2003.

"I made a comment like 'Thank you' or something and president Bush looked me in the eye and said 'You better take this seriously,'" the former Pentagon chief recalled."And of course, I did take it seriously. But I was also realistic that there was not much one could do about that."

The television appearance was part of Rumsfeld's effort to promote his new memoir, "Known and Unkown," which was released earlier and recounts his long government career serving Republican presidents from Richard Nixon to Bus

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Hawkgirl
02-08-2011, 05:59 PM
This is news? I thought it was common knowledge?

Zathras
02-08-2011, 07:09 PM
This is news? I thought it was common knowledge?

It's news to me but it doesn't surprise me one bit.

fettpett
02-08-2011, 08:09 PM
It's news to me but it doesn't surprise me one bit.

same here, first i've heard of this...again doesn't surprise me...though not sure how he would have paid any of it off

djones520
02-08-2011, 08:22 PM
same here, first i've heard of this...again doesn't surprise me...though not sure how he would have paid any of it off

Yeah, he was living in a hole by that point. Seems a pretty hollow bounty.

txradioguy
02-09-2011, 12:55 PM
same here, first i've heard of this...again doesn't surprise me...though not sure how he would have paid any of it off


Just before Baghdad...according to reports...he sent several trucks to the main treasury bank in Baghdad and withdrew several hundred million in U.S. currency.


IIRC he was captured with a large amount of cash on him as well.m There was enough unaccounted for money in the country that the bounty could have been paid off easily.

fettpett
02-09-2011, 01:02 PM
Just before Baghdad...according to reports...he sent several trucks to the main treasury bank in Baghdad and withdrew several hundred million in U.S. currency.


IIRC he was captured with a large amount of cash on him as well.m There was enough unaccounted for money in the country that the bounty could have been paid off easily.

ah...didn't know that either, though that doesn't surprise me either