There’s a detail in the WaPo story on Charles Duelfer’s new book that suggests, at a time when DOD was pushing Ahmed Chalabi to run Iraq, they were targeting Iraqi leaders for harrassment and arrest.
|By: Lindsay Beyerstein Tuesday August 19, 2008 8:06 am|
A recent New York Times profile casts John McCain as a tough guy for his response to the attacks of September 11. The fact that McCain was duped by the charlatan Ahmed Chalabi doesn’t seem to detract from the senator’s reputation as a straight talking maverick. For that matter, nobody outside the blogosphere seems terribly concerned that McCain’s top foreign policy and national security adviser was one of Chalabi’s closest American allies.