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Dumping Chalabi

Just after finishing the current New Yorker’s 20-or-so-page article by Jane Mayer, giving a complete exposition of the machinations of Ahmad Chalabi and the absolute necessity for our dropping him like a hot potato, I was not surprised to see The Union run Danielle Pletka’s castigation of the U.S. for ending our romance with their golden-haired boy.

He’s the guy who for months whispered sweet nothings about weapons of mass destruction to the neo-cons who were thrilled to hear them. They included Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Pearle, and certainly the vice chairman of the Enterprise Institute, columnist Danielle Pletka.

Despite absolute proof that his information was seriously suspect, it impelled us to war; our CIA director will be able to spend more time with his son, now that we have confessed our sins in trusting the Iraqi rascal.



Sheldon P. Raynes

Nevada City


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