Tuesday, December 27


So let me get this straight. President Dumbya led us into a war with a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 based in part on bogus information from Iraqi exile Ahmed Chalabi (and his discredited associates such as the notorious Curveball), who we paid millions of taxpayer dollars for the privilege. That same Chalabi was the buddy and source for many of Judith Miller's erroneous stories on Saddam Hussein's nonexistent WMD. Dumbya and Cheney intended to install their pal Chalabi as head of a new American-friendly Iraqi government, believing, as he told them, that we would be welcomed as saviors and liberators. They believed him because they thought he was the voice of non-Baathist Iraq. Yet in their own American-sponsored elections, he couldn't even muster enough votes among Iraqi EXILES (he got less than 1%), let alone the rest of Iraq, to win a single seat in the new parliament. And now, as a result, we face an Iraq that will probably more closely resemble Iran than any Western democracy, a country characterized by Islamic extremism and anti-American sentiment.

That's some good judgment, fellas.

Chalabi is regarded as both a master deal-maker and remarkable political survivor. The longtime exile and his associates played an influential role in the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam Hussein; U.S. authorities tapped Chalabi to lead a small Iraqi force in the U.S.-led invasion. But his reputation suffered from past financial scandals, and critics have charged he was always more popular with Americans than with Iraqis.

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