Give the Iraq war a chance
He didn't say why the opposite seem to happen shortly after the invasion. He used same keen "wisdom" of his vision of a peaceful post Saddam Iraq, when he advised the US on Saddam's Weapons of Mass Destruction (7 ).
VP Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld offices and the staff of National Security Council went out of there way to believe Chalabi despite warnings from the CIA and US State department. One US intelligence official said Chalabi and his allies were "trusted him more than they trusted the CIA," to the Bush administration(8 ).
Ahmad Chalabi got some power when he returned to post Saddam Iraq. He became a member of Iraqi National Congress. They set up headquarters in a affluent Mansour district, and were guarded by US armored vehicles and new free Iraqi forces (9 ).
Was he a member because he was loved by his fellow Iraqis? In Kut Iraq 1,200 protesters chanted "No, No Chalabi!" referring to Ahmed Chalabi the leader of the Pentagon backed Iraqi National Congress opposition (10 ).
Ahmed Chalabi was assigned the post of Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq, but failed to get a seat in the Iraqi parliament during the Saddam elections (11 ).
"Newt Gingrich, Phil Gramm, Steve Forbes, Jack Kemp, Pat Buchanan, and Rush Limbaugh all received deferments in the Vietnam era. I'm beginning to believe that the Dole-Kemp motto "15 percent" refers to the number of Republicans who actually served in the military."(12 ).
Radio personality Rush Limbaugh suggested first invading Iran, then Iraq(13 ). Rush Limbaugh never served in the armed forces he received a deferment(14 ).
Phil Gramm said defending the evidence for an Iraq war, "The suggestion that an Iraqi threat had ''suddenly been created out of whole cloth as we face the election simply will not bear up to scrutiny,''.(15 ) Phil was a no show for the military during Vietnam he also received a deferment(16 ).