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Ahmed Chalabi

The Conquest of America by Iraq: The Misbegotten Cakewalk a Decade and Countless Lives Later

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Doug Bandow

Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Baghdad to ask the Iraqi government to stop helping Iran support Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Kerry received an embarrassing rebuff--so much for the Bush administration's celebrated victory over Saddam Hussein. This time ten years ago the grand Iraqi cakewalk had begun. American military forces were racing toward victory. The world was going to be transformed. But not in the way President George W. Bush and his top officials imagined. Invading Iraq turned out to be one of Washington's greatest strategic mistakes. Yet even now many of the Iraq War's architects are clamoring for more wars. America needs peace. War should be a true last resort, not just another policy option for frustrated social engineers and impatient internationalists. Wars are sometimes tragically necessary. But not in Iraq.

More Evidence Emerges That Cheney Had Eyes On Iraqi Oil

Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Much of the world has long assumed that Dick Cheney longed for war in Iraq in order to gain reliable control of the nation's oil resources. But it's n...

Ahmed Chalabi: Conning America

Barry Lando | Posted 02.18.2012 | Books
Barry Lando

Arrows of the Night, written by 60 Minutes producer Richard Bonin, is a chilling chronicle of how the charismatic Iraqi exile was able to con everyone from the New York Times to Dick Cheney.

Shadow Elite: Libya and the Consummate Shadow Lobbyist -- Neocon Richard Perle

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

No matter what shadow lobbyists try to portray, or how often they try to fly under the radar, they are, indeed, lobbyists, whether for their own ideological cause or simple financial interest. They need to be held to account.

Shadow Elite: March to War -- Is Ahmed Chalabi Under Iran's Thumb?

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

In the case of Ahmed Chalabi, we saw an unelected power broker, not even a U.S. citizen, exerting enormous influence over our decision to go to war. That he's now said to be influenced by Iran comes as no surprise.

Movie Review: Green Zone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.

Ahmed Chalabi's Victory

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Aram Roston

Chalabi still has more loyal friends in the US then most people imagine. Chalabi's US representative insisted to me last week that Chalabi was the best friend America has in Iraq, a sorry thought.