Cheney says the Iraqi insurgents are "in their last throes." But again today among the murders and carbombings: link<br><br>"... prominent Sunni law professor assassinated by gunmen. Jassim al-Issawi was a former judge who put his name forward at one point to join the committee drafting Iraq's constitution."<br><br>Another tragedy as Iraqi struggles to form its goverment, and it keeps happening day after day, Iraqi scholars, judges, police chiefs...<br><br>But then this caught my attention. "...condemning the assassination and renewed his government's commitment to include Sunni Arabs in drafting the constitution" was Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, Ahmad Chalabi.<br><br><br>"Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, Ahmad Chalabi leaves a meeting with the Association of Muslim Scholars in Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday, June 22, 2005. Chalabi, a secular Shiite politician who has been reaching out to the Sunni Arab community as well as radical Shiites ahead of December elections, met with the Association which is an influential Sunni Arab organization thought to have links to some insurgency factions."<br><br><br><br>This guy isn't exactly our friend anymore, is he?<br><br>When did Chalabi become Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq? Was he elected or appointed? Didn't he come in a distant 3rd in the elections?<br><br>Didn't he aid the US prior to the war/double-cross the US / accused of war profiteering?<br> Didn't we accuse him recently of passing information on to Iran, conspire with Iran against US security? >>> link ... Didn't our troops hunt him down and raid his home? <br><br>We've branded him a liar and criminal. My hunch is that this guy is the infamous "Curveball", and that alone gives him enormous power and influence over US policy with the Iraqi interim government. This can't possibly be a good thing.<br><br><br><br>
US troops raided his home looking for "counterfeit Iraqi money". We then make the Iranian espionage claims. All the while Chalabi is free and working the media. He loses the election. I believe he led the Oil Ministry and I was surprised to read he is now Deputy Prime Minister. <br><br>Speculating this scenario, if he is Curveball and he still has squirreled away documentation of his actions with the US leading up to the war, and now he is still prominent in the Iraqi government, again, not a good thing. <br><br>
since WHEN has Cheney been correct about anything ?? <br>whatever he predicts - go 180?- there's the truth.<br><br>if anything is in it's last throes... it's Bush's fooling the public... look in the Poll Thread, multiple Polls show an average of 56 % Americans think we're going in the WRONG direction, only 37% are satified.... and the satified numbers are dropping.<br><br>63% in a Harris poll say bring the troops home- and only 33% say wait for a stable Govt.<br>in a CNN POll 59% OPPOSE the war while only 39% now support it... in March 2003 the support was 72% !!<br><br>support for Bush-Cheney's dog and pony show is what' in it's last throes.<br><br>and Chalabi is a BIG CON man...<br>we traded Saddam and $300 billion for this "monkey " ??<br>Bush is a fool's fool !!<br><br>David (OFI)<br>
Does anyone know what's going on here, or is the Runaway Bride more important than the "new" Iraqi government our soldiers are dying for??? <br><br>How does this guy get so much power handed to him, did Vice President Ibrahim al-Jaafar appoint him? Why isn't this news?<br><br>We've tagged him as aiding the Iranian terrorist actions against us and we're supporting and dying for him? How does the new Iraqi democracy allow for this con artist to grab power? Sounds to me like he's got someone by the cajones and he's squeezing hard.<br><br><br>22 Feb 2005:<br><br>The Shiite Muslim coalition that represents the largest voting bloc in Iraq's newly elected national assembly has chosen current interim Vice President Ibrahim al-Jaafari as its candidate for prime minister.<br> <br>Former Iraqi exile leader Ahmed Chalabi, who was also a top contender for the post of prime minister, withdrew from the race on Tuesday, before a scheduled vote by coalition members. Chalabi said he dropped out "for the unity of the alliance" and would not comment on reports that he had been offered a position in the government if al-Jaafari is elected.<br><br><br>28 April 2005<br><br>Ahmed Chalabi, already in position as Oil Minister is announced as the Deputy Prime Minister.<br><br><br><br>
Xplain's use of MacNews, AppleCentral and AppleExpo are not affiliated with Apple, Inc. MacTech is a registered trademark of Xplain Corporation. AppleCentral, MacNews, Xplain, "The journal of Apple technology", Apple Expo, Explain It, MacDev, MacDev-1, THINK Reference, NetProfessional, MacTech Central, MacTech Domains, MacForge, and the MacTutorMan are trademarks or service marks of Xplain Corp. Sprocket is a registered trademark of eSprocket Corp. Other trademarks and copyrights appearing in this printing or software remain the property of their respective holders.
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.