Sunday, August 05, 2007

After WW III all that will be left are cockroaches, Cher and Ahmed Chalabi

He is still head of the Iraqi de-baathification commission and
he is still getting quoted in the Washington Post.

"Some of the coterie of Maliki fear their friends more than they fear their enemies," said Ahmed Chalabi, a Shiite who heads Iraq's Supreme National Commission for De-Baathification. "You can't separate people from their backgrounds. Most of them were used to secret-society politics, not open politics."


And, much worse, serious news outlets are linking to the article which quotes him without objecting.

What does the poor overworked man have to do to retire ? He was a "hero in error" on prewar intelligence, admitting he was wrong with enough cheer to make it clear he was lying. His intelligence chief was spying for Iran. His followers "requisitioned" houses when they arrived. His party financed itself by counterfeiting. His house was raided by the police. He allied with Moqtada al Sadr, then split. Finally his party got 1% of the vote and no seats in the most recent elections.

And yet he is still there in high office (although re-baathification is the current US policy) and still being quoted as if her were not known to be completely dishonest.

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