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Ahmad Chalabi – another Bush Administration success story –NOT

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posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:04 PM
How bad can things get? One the favorite of the Bush Administration excuse to go to war with Iraq yet to be named new leader of the conquered country, Ahmad Chalabi’s fall from grace this week was breathtakingly dramatic. Chalabi's largest backer was senior Pentagon adviser Richard Perle, a major advocate of going to war with Iraq. Instead of admitting the egregious error in handing this power-mad exile so much money and power, Perle defended him to the end.

Yesterday, in a rare display of ‘sour grapes’, Perle said, "The CIA despises Chalabi; the State Department despises him. They did everything they could to put him out of business. Now there is a deliberate effort to marginalize him." Perle added, "He has devoted his life to freeing his country...He is a man of enormous intelligence, and I believe the effort to marginalize him will fail. They will end up looking ridiculous."

The in-fighting of the Bush Administration suggest a government without leadership and one out of control. To compound matters, The WSJ reports, “Recent intelligence, including communications intercepts, suggest Chalabi...provided contacts in Tehran with details of U.S. security operations and political plans, the officials said." (Note the high government officials go unnamed once again

As the rest of the squalid Chalabi story unfolds, here's the question to ask: How did Chalabi get the top secret information in the first place? An interesting and perplexing question with may now compound the problems for the Bush Administration.

The FBI is investigating, but their main interest “is not in Chalabi," said an FBI official. "Our interest is in how he got the information" that he allegedly gave to Iran. "He wasn't privy to information about our operatives and I don't think we'd trust the guy with the kind of secrets that would get our people killed," he said.

What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!

[Edited on 23-5-2004 by gmcnulty]

posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:18 PM
I have been following this story too and... wow. This man who is so, so, crooked. I mean, he's a crimminal. Other countries have convicted him of crimes in absentia. Who hadn't been in Iraq since he was, what, 8? Stood next to Laura Bush during a State of the Union speech. Now, they are trying to say it was him, he fooled everybody (about the flowers at our feet if we invaded Iraq), it's all his fault. Where is the outrage? Why hasn't this 'liberal controled' media covered how the love affair the Bush administration had with this guy has suddenly soured? They propped this jerk up (knowing full well what a jerk he was), now they are setting him up for the fall.

posted on May, 23 2004 @ 11:22 PM

Why hasn't this 'liberal controled' media covered how the love affair the Bush administration had with this guy has suddenly soured?

Covered, and they have been covering it:
Is The Next Saddam Ahmed Chalabi? (Updated:Spy)
Chalabi, "our friend", gets raided
Why are we Paying Ahmed Chalabi???

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[Edited on 23-5-2004 by Seekerof]


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