Sunday, November 05, 2006

Remember him?

An absolute must-read on Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi exile who helped start one of the most disastrous wars of the last 200 years - and I don't say that lightly. The story includes spies, false intelligence, who's-fooling-whom questions, Jewish art in Iranian museums, blame games between Iraqi exiles and the neo-cons, Richard Perle quotes, conspiracy theories, stories from Baghdad College in the 50s, and this beauty from Chalabi, a man who was too smart and too ambitious for his own good:
We would have taken hold of the country. We would have revitalized the civil service immediately. We would have been able to put together a military force and an intelligence service. There would have been no insurgency. We would have had electricity. The Americans screwed it up.

If there's one story you read this week, make it this one.

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