"In a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, questioned "how this man, who gave us such misleading information before the invasion of Iraq, now under active investigation for endangering American troops, is now the toast of the town at the Department of Treasury and the Department of State."
And the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorialized Tuesday, "The proper way to welcome him would be to slap handcuffs on him."" CNN
An official reception for Ahmad Chalabi? How can that be? The man is still wanted for a fraud conviction in Jordan. He is the subject of an "open" investigation at the FBI for what appears to be suspicion of espionage against the United States, and he is being given an official reception by the US government at the level of Rice and Cheney?
This will be interpreted in the Arab and Islamic Worlds as endorsement of a Chalabi rise to power in the government of Iraq. He wants to be Prime Minister. His neocon pals/dupes are still "pushing him" for that position.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has it right. He should be arrested and held here until the FBI investigation is completed.