Bush: The Egyptians are talking to Saddam Hussein. It seems that he’s indicated that he’s willing to go into exile if they let him take $1 billion and all the information that he wants about the weapons of destruction.
Aznar: Is it true that there’s a possibility of Saddam Hussein going into exile?
Bush: Yes, that possibility exists. Even that he gets assassinated.
Aznar: An exile with some guarantee?
Bush: No guarantee. He’s a thief, a terrorist, a war criminal. Compared to Saddam, Milosevic would be a Mother Teresa.
Crawford, Texas, 22 February 2003