Chalabi Update Update
Kevin’s drafted an excellent run down of Chalabi’s career, 1969-present. The whole thing is well worth reading, but here’s the exciting conclusion:
Bottom line: practically every group that has ever worked with Chalabi has eventually felt betrayed by him. This includes, at a minimum: (1) the Jordanian government, (2) the CIA, (3) the State Department, (4) Paul Bremer and the CPA, (5) the United Nations, (6) the NSC, and (7) the DIA. Oh — and quite possibly, (8) George W. Bush.
That sounds about right.