10 Questions for Ahmad Chalabi

He was criticized for presenting dubious sources on Saddam Hussein's weapons and accused of giving U.S. secrets to Iran. But Ahmad Chalabi, 61, is back in favor. Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister spent last week in the U.S. visiting with the likes of Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley. He spoke by phone with TIME's Brian Bennett from a State Department--escorted limo.

YOU RECEIVED THE REAL WASHINGTON WELCOME. HOW DID IT FEEL TO BE GREETED WITH PROTESTS AND TOUGH QUESTIONS? The serious part of the visit was excellent. We had very useful discussions with the Secretary of State and National Security Adviser,...

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