Searching for Saviors in Strange Places

Could Ahmad Chalabi end up running Iraq?

You remember Ahmad Chalabi. He was once the Bush Administration's favorite Iraqi exile. His group, the Iraqi National Congress, provided all sorts of wondrous reports about Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction (some of which Judith Miller disseminated in the New York Times). He convinced certified hardfellahs like Vice President Dick Cheney that American troops would be greeted in Baghdad with flowers and candy. He was smooth as oil and wicked smart, with a math degree from M.I.T. More than a few Bush Administration officials hoped Chalabi would quickly take control in...

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