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The slate headed by Ahmed Chalabi, a man the Pentagon once packaged as the George Washington of Iraq, may not get a single seat in the new Iraqi legislature.
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By tom tropo, December 29, 2005 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment
Maybe now he can serve out the rest of his sentence for bank fraud. This is the kind of guy we relied on to give us information. Holy moly!
By Rik Reynolds, December 28, 2005 at 4:26 pm Link to this comment
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Since Bush thought so highly of Ahmed maybe he’ll emulate him and escape from Washington in the trunk of a car. When convicted embezzlers are the best we can offer the Iraqi people as suggestions for leadership why should they listen to anything else we say? ? By the time Americans wake from their fear-induced catatonia this war will have destroyed both nations. Like Vietnam, the loss of Iraq will be blamed on the protestors, and the hawks will sputter and fume because we fought with one hand tied behind our back because they couldn’t use nukes. Oh, wait… that’s next.
Our “liberation” of Iraq has meant only a change of oppressors.
By Chad Stedman, December 28, 2005 at 9:07 am Link to this comment
The only thing more just than Chalabi zeroing out would be if Iraq now takes him in to custody and turns him over to Jordan to be tried for bilking them out of 20 million dollars.
The ridiculous claim that Chalabi was the George Washington of Iraq just under scores the fact that Bush and gang don’t know their butts from the Grand Canyon.
By osprey, December 28, 2005 at 7:39 am Link to this comment
Well now that Chalabi seems to have been pushed to the background, my fears have been lowered. However I wouldn’t doubt that some of the violence and more violence to come is not of his making/influence. I think the guy was really sure he would be a winner, particularly after his meetings with Washington recently. Wonder what those meetings were all about - the silence is deafening but nothing new.
By James Freeley, December 28, 2005 at 7:33 am Link to this comment
Here’s hoping! It would be a tiny step towards being able to view the elected government as not being toltally corrupt.
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