Toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (sic!) has refused to meet U.S. officials as a prisoner, but only as the president of Iraq, it was reported Wednesday.
The London-based al-Quds al-Arabi quoted unidentified sources close to Saddam and his lawyers as saying the former leader turned down an offer by U.S. Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld to urge the resistance to put down their arms in return for preventing the court from sentencing him to death.
One of Saddam's lawyers told the independent Palestinian-owned daily Saddam had rejected the offer and refuses to meet any U.S. officials as a prisoner, 'but only as the president of Iraq and after the American withdrawal' from the country.
WagNews: More propaganda seeking to link the Iraqi resistance with Saddam Hussein. Useful guy to have around is Saddam -or not , as the case may be.