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The Return of Ahmad Chalabi

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posted on May, 1 2005 @ 10:00 AM
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Neo Con darling Ahmad Chalabi has once again slithered out from under the Iranian rock he's been hiding under to become Iraq's new acting oil minister. How in the hell is this? The man is as corrupt and self-serving as they come. If the world was right, we'd pick him and take him over to Jordan and let them have him. Being that he was convicted there in absentia for embezzling, he'd go away for a long, long time.




Swindler on a Gusher
By Maureen Dowd
The New York times

Saturday 30 April 2005

The Iraqis have thrown us another curveball.

Ahmad Chalabi - convicted embezzler in Jordan, suspected Iranian spy, double-crosser of America, purveyor of phony war-instigating intelligence - is the new acting Iraqi oil minister.

Is that why we went to war, to put the oily in charge of the oil, to set the swindler who pretended to be Spartacus atop the ultimate gusher?

Does anybody still think the path to war wasn't greased by oil?

The neocons' con man had been paid millions by the US to tell the Bushies what they wanted to hear on Iraqi W.M.D. A year ago, the State Department and factions in the Pentagon turned on him after he began bashing America and using Saddam's secret files to discredit his enemies.

Right after the invasion, the charlatan was escorted into Iraq by US troops and cultivated an axis of Americans, Iraqis and Iranians. He got a fancy house with layers of armed guards and pulled-down shades, and began helping himself to Iraqi assets. The US occupation sicced the Iraqi police on his headquarters only after an Iraqi judge ordered thugs in the Chalabi posse arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, torture and theft.
www.nytimes.com...




posted on May, 1 2005 @ 11:29 AM
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It sounds like he should be working at the United Nations!


Next thing you know, Mookie al Sadr will be in some high level Iraqi gov't post.

But hey, these are Iraq's decisions; they've got to live with it.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 11:36 AM
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Funny you mentioned him. He's back in business, too, it seems.

From the Dowd article it states:

Another big winner in the new Iraqi cabinet is Moktada al-Sadr, the Shiite cleric who scurried away like a rat across the desert after he led two armed uprisings and caused a lot of American and Iraqi troops to die. His political movement got three ministries - health, transportation and civil society - and Sadr allies will try to give the scofflaw cleric legal protections so he can slink back into a leadership role.



posted on May, 1 2005 @ 04:14 PM
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It's Iraq's decision? Sure...... as long as Bush has his thumb on Iraq's windpipe, it is his choice. "Gee Mr. Bush, this guy is qualified, and he isn't corrupt like you and Mr. Cheney, can we please have him?" "NO! If you do we will fire bomb another city and kill another 100,000 civillians and then on tv blame you for it, you know, like last time in Fallujah."



posted on May, 2 2005 @ 02:40 PM
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Who do you think helped Chalabi get his new cushy job?
Most likely cousin Allawi put in the good word for him.
IMO Chalabi is crooked and will only serve himself. I can't believe the Iraqi people would legitimately put this man in office, I wonder who else's back he had to scratch to get this job.

on second thought, doesn't he owe the US some money? weren't we mad at him a while ago? maybe he got the job so that he could repay the US now.



posted on May, 3 2005 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher
I can't believe the Iraqi people would legitimately put this man in office, I wonder who else's back he had to scratch to get this job.


He's one of the NeoCons through and through. The thing that kills me is he, like the rest of them, has only one allegience and that is to himself.



on second thought, doesn't he owe the US some money? weren't we mad at him a while ago? maybe he got the job so that he could repay the US now.


He oughtta be rotting in prison either here or in Jordan where he was convicted (in absentia) of embezzling.



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