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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Headline of the week

Chalabi offers the White House an exit route from Iraqi quagmire, Independent, November 8

Ahmad Chalabi is certainly a man corrupt Washington can do business with.

This is Bush ideologue, David Frum, back in August:

"I know Ahmed Chalabi not well but reasonably well. He is not a perfect man. But in a country full of very, very imperfect people, I think he is and always has been our best hope as somebody who shares democratic ideals, has political effectiveness, understands the system, is committed to a united and democratic Iraq."

Who said a liar couldn't warm Washington's heart?


Blogger Pete's Blog said...

Adhering to the tried and tested tool of US foreign policy America wants to nurture "Our Bastard" in Iraq.

Saddam, now and then, performed this role in the past.

But I fear Chalabi is too Westernised to the regular Iraqi "man in the street/riot/gunfight what have you" to pass muster.

He has neither headclothe nor beard and looks like a Shar of Iran in the making.

So Chalabi will end up either dead or rich and in exile.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 11:05:00 pm  
Blogger Anna Anna Na Al Overmine said...

Loewenstein Blair makes fun of you because you are a dickhead. Simple enuff for you?

Nice picture by the way. Did you raid the wardrobe of the 70's starsky and hutch show?

Tuesday, November 08, 2005 11:07:00 pm  
Blogger Wombat said...

Blair and his orchs have resorted to full time smearing of those that disagree wit them. Their ideology is no reprehensible that they have given up defending the indefinsible.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005 1:28:00 am  

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