Posted by Tony from ? (22.214.171.124) on Friday, October 04, 2002 at 2:29PM :
Story: BUSH'S SINGLE-BULLET THEORY ASSASSINATE
SADDAM HUSSEIN: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS
ATTORNEYS MICHAEL RATNER AND REED BRODY
RESPOND TO BUSH'S PRESS SECRETARY ARI
FLEISCHER'S CALL TO KILL
The White House yesterday endorsed the assassination of Saddam
Hussein as a means of achieving its aim of regime change in Iraq.
Ari Fleischer, the White House press secretary, said that a "one-way
ticket" or a "single bullet" were ways of dealing with the Iraqi leader.
Fleischer emphasized that the Bush administration had no plans to rescind
the executive order, which prohibits the assassination of heads of state.
Fleischer called reporters after the briefing to tone down the impact of his
"I was making a rhetorical point about the cost of the bullet," he said. "The
point I'm making is not an administration policy. If the Iraqi people took
events into their own hands, the world would not shed a tear. I'm not
stating administration policy, I'm stating the obvious."
In August, the New York Times reported that the U.S. government is
considering plans to send elite military units on missions to assassinate
alleged terrorists around the world, without necessarily informing the
governments involved. This comes despite a long-standing president order
forbidding US personnel from carrying out assassinations abroad.
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