posted on Mar, 11 2004 @ 12:34 PM
This really upsets me, maybe I am crazy for thinking this way, but why the hell are we paying Ahmad Chalabi and his group about $340,000 (£190,000) a
month for intelligence about insurgents and other matters.
$340,000 a Month!!!!!
Washington is paying the Iraqi National Congress exile group headed by Ahmad Chalabi about $340,000 (£190,000) a month for intelligence about
insurgents and other matters, US officials said yesterday.
Mr Chalabi, a former exile and now a member of the Iraqi governing council, pushed for years for the US to topple Saddam Hussein.
Before the war, his group directed numerous Iraqi defectors to the US to provide intelligence from inside Iraq that critics now say was largely spun
to alarm Washington into taking action against Baghdad.
Internal reports revealed that much of the information from the INC was either fabricated or useless.
But now, even with American forces on the ground in Iraq after toppling Saddam last April, the US government is still paying Mr Chalabi's exile group
"We're still getting good information from them," one US official said. "There are a lot of insurgents that are doing bad things, and the INC has
a lot of contacts and making better ones every day."
pay the regular Iraqis less money and we would probably recieve more credible information. I really dislike and distrust this Chalabi guy, just my
own personal feeling here, but this crap is ridiculous...Umm what does our President make a year???
[Edited on 3-11-2004 by worldwatcher]