Donald Rumsfeld Discloses That Saddam Hussein Had Bounties On His Daughters’ Heads
Donald Rumsfeld, former United States Secretary of Defense, revealed on Tuesday that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein had a $60 million bounty on his daughters’ head, and had former President George Bush’s two daughters targeted, too.
In the first interview since he left office, Rumsfeld said he was concerned about this idea, especially since his family, unlike the presidential one, had no protection from the secret service.
Rumsfeld, father to two daughters and a son, said he was told about this plot during a 2003 meeting on national security.
He added that former president Bush had told him to take the threat seriously, given that Saddam was highly motivated, after the United States army had kill his two sons, Qusay and Uday, and a grandson.
He said that he did take the presidential warning seriously but that there was not much to be done in this concern.
Former defense secretary disclosed these facts, without producing any evidence however, in an attempt to promote his memoir book “Known and Unknown,” recently released, in which he recounts his career in the service of the Republican presidents, from Nixon to Bush. The book is reported to have been “trashed” by the critics.
The confession also comes at a time when former President Bush had to cancel a trip to Europe for fear of being arrested for his involvement in the war on Iraq.
Tony Blair, the other leader that backed the war on the Saddam’s regime, has been called to answer for his part in this war. He also came to the time when memoirs are being released to the public, though his were not always so peacefully received by it.11