Friday, April 25, 2003

William O. Beeman over at has an interesting story about who IS in charge in Iraq and who WANTS to be in charge:

"Arab leaders in the region as well as the CIA have continually warned the White House that he [Ahmad Chalabi, self-appointed head of the Iraqi National Council] is a thief, a charlatan, an incompetent and a poser. He first appeared as an opposition leader following his embezzlement trial in absentia in Jordan in 1989. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing $250 million from a series of businesses he controlled for the Petra Bank, Jordan's third largest bank. Despite this criminal background, he is the poster child for the Bush theory of Iraqi reconstruction."