4,892. 3/29/2003

Eventual Iraq Survey Group leader Charles Duelfer wrote: “I knew about the withdrawal of $1 billion in cash from the Iraq bank during the night of March 29, 2003, in advance of the American invasion. [Saddam’s presidential Secretary] Abed [Hamid Mahmud] described his role in witnessing Saddam’s written order instructing some of the boxes (reported to be 250) of hundred dollar bills be moved to safe houses.”

 – Charles Duelfer, Hide and Seek, Page 380

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