Last week, we leared that Ahmed Chalabi, darling of the neocons, beneficiary of tens of millions of dollars in your tax money, source of the misinformation that got us into the Iraq war with what now is known to have been unnecessary haste, and probable agent of the Iranian mullahs (to whom he betrayed a major U.S. intelligence secret) had started playing footsie with Moqtada al-Sadr.
This week Moqtada al-Sadr is making another bloody power play. Do you think his new ally might have something to do with that?
Right now, it looks as if we’re going after him hard, but Allawi is still trying to make a deal. If Chalabi has come out against his new ally’s attempt to stir up civil war, Google doesn’t know about it.
To my eyes, there’s now overwhelming reason to believe that the guy some people in Washington thought was Our Man in Baghdad has just sold us out. And what’s more astonishing is that, as far as I can tell, none of the Americans who backed him then have denounced him now.
I’d really like to know what happened to all that money. Wouldn’t you?