Don't know what to think of this... anybody got any other links to this effect?
(Important part bolded)An Iranian news agency allegedly close to top conservative military figures attributed the fall of Baghdad to a secret tripartite agreement between Saddam Hussain, Russia and the US.
According to the Baztab agency, al-Sahaf was instructed to stay in Baghdad until the very last moments to lend the impression that everything in Saddam's camp was under control. The agency also claimed that Russia gained $5 billion to orchestrate this agreement.Anyone got other sources for that idea? It's unattributed in this article (which was about al-Sahaf), and the only version I had heard didn't involve the U.S.