[Chalabi]: A man with very little skill and knowledge.
[Al-Hayat]: He did Iran a great service by toppling Saddam?
[Chalabi]: Iran benefited from toppling Saddam. Bush didn't mean to do it a favor but it was clear that Iran would benefit from Saddam's fall. I am convinced that Saddam would not have fallen except for an implicit agreement between America and Iran.
[Al-Hayat]: This happened?
[Chalabi]: Yes, of course it did.
[Al-Hayat]: Through whom?
[Chalabi]: We worked on this and so did the Supreme Council and Jalal Talbani."
What Chalabi is saying is that he and Iran successfully duped Bush with the help of the neocons. Chalabi has been a neocon "groupie" since college days.
It has been evident for a long time now that Iran's manipulation of the Bush Adminstration, the neocons, and the Likudniks was the greatest covert action operation since the Cheka created and ran "The Trust" in Lenin's Soviet Union.
It is not often that an agent of influence of the intellect and vision of Ahmad Chalbi decides to "tell all" to a major news outlet. One can only believe that this is a calculated move on the chessboard of Chalabi's life. Is this a claim on his part for Iran's gratitude in this hour of its growing power? How much clearer could his contempt be for GWB? How ironic that this war so transformed the situation that Iran is now thought to be the major evil… Talabani? He has always been inclined toward the Iranians. His Kurdish faction lives close to the border with Iran. They patronised him for decades in the periods when he was not patronised by Saddam.
Most of us are children when dealing with the East.
"We wuz robbed," is the truth.
All those families who lost children in this war should remember this statement by Chalabi. A "Peace and Justice" commission is wanted over who was responsible for torture of prisoners?
How about a real enquiry into who allowed America to be hoodwinked into the Iraq War? The 9/11 Commission was a farce. This time we should have an enquiry not run by one of the duped… pl