Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Ahmed Chalabi, Smarmy Weasel

Chalabi is a controversial figure for many reasons. In the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, under his guidance the INC provided a major portion of the information on which U.S. Intelligence based its condemnation of Saddam Hussein, including reports of weapons of mass destruction and alleged ties to al-Qaeda. Nearly all, if not all, of this information has turned out to be false. That, combined with the fact that Chalabi subsequently boasted about the impact that their falsifications had in an interview with the British Sunday Telegraph, led to a falling out between him and the United States.

Now he seems to be jockeying for position, elbowing his way into the Iraqi government once again. I’m afraid there’s a cold day in hell coming. As George Bush said, “Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice...and we won’t get fooled again.”

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