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U.S. Says It Would Help Saddam Find Place of Exile

The United States said on Wednesday it would help Iraqi President Saddam Hussein find a place to go into exile if he left the country to avoid war. “If he were to leave the country and take some of his family members with him and others in the leading elite, … we would I’m sure try to help find a place for them to go,” Secretary of State Colin Powell told a news conference. “That certainly would be one way to avoid war,” he added. Powell, speaking after talks with Pakistani Foreign Minister Mian Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri, declined to speculate on whether Saddam and his followers could have immunity from prosecution, saying it was not just a matter for Washington. Full Story

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