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Was Bush Suckered into Iraq by Iran?  thru Achmed Chalabi, the WMD threat "insider expert" who was an Agent for Iranians

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Was Bush Suckered into Iraq by Iran?  thru Achmed Chalabi, the WMD threat "insider expert" who was an Agent for Iranians,

by Rob Kall


The neocon idiots George W. Bush chose to run our military (I used to call them nincompoops, but that's too kind and not strong enough,) the ones who brought us the WMD threat and assurances that Saddam was the ultimate terrorist threat, depended upon Achmed Chalabi for their info.

Now we discover that Chalabi and his arm of the Iraqi congress were used as a front to pass disinformation from the Iranians. 

Further, Andrew Cockburn, of Counterpunch, reports that Chalabi has been preparing a coup to take down the interim government that the US and UN are working at establishing.  Cockburn reports,

"US disenchantment with the man who has received $27 million of taxpayers' money in recent years has been gathering pace in recent months. "You can piss on Chalabi" President Bush remarked to Jordan's King Abdullah some months ago. "Ahmed is on good terms with many people," a senior Iraqi politician told me waspishly, "and on bad terms with a great many more.""

Chalabi had been on track to become one of if not the leading candidates to rule Iraq, which we covered in our article, by Jesse Lee The Chalabi Time Bomb. The article reported:

"The CIA had stopped working with Chalabi in the mid-1990s. An audit found that the INC couldn't account for how it had spent all of the millions of dollars provided by the U.S. government. In January 2002, the State Department suspended funding for the INC (Iraqi National Congress) in a similar dispute over its accounting for government funds. Funding eventually was restored. "

Yet George Bush's prime advisors on and advocates for the attack on Iraq-- the PNAC neocons-- Cheney, Perle, Wolfowitz-- relied most heavily upon Chalabi for their information, for the decisions they advised Bush to make.

Now we learn that Chalabi was working, all along, not only to set himself up as the replacement for Saddam, but also as a spy for the Iranians, feeding them info on US actions, policies and decisions.

Remember that Iran was Saddam's biggest enemy, that hundreds of thousands, if not a million plus Iranians were killed by Saddam's army, by poison gas and other WMDs provided by the US, by Rumsfeld and Cheney.

How big a leap is it, to conclude that the Iranians used Chalabi, through Cheney, Wolfowitz and Perle to dupe George Bush into rejecting the advice of his generals, rejecting the intelligence information of the CIA to attack Iraq?

Bush called the Iranians a part of the Axis of Evil. His idiot advisors, Wolfowitz in particular, pushed for following the Iraq conflict with a further assault on Iran. The Iranians must have been laughing their asses off, seeing the US talking tough about Iran while being militarily cuckolded, royally screwed by Chalabi as he took million from the US while providing bad information to the US and taking secret information to Iran.

So now, Bush raids Chalabi's place, but leaves him free. Why would that leave him go free? It's the Bush's J. Edgar Hoover syndrome.  No-one could fire Hoover, the head of the FBI until he died, because he had dirt on everyone. Bush can't fire anyone because everyone has dirt on him.

Bottom line: It sure looks like Chalabi used Bush to serve the interests of the Iranians. He was duped, just another example of the fool that he his and the pathetically incompetent advisors he has. The push to conquer Saddam, that led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Iraqis was NOT inspired by pressure from Israel, but rather, from another Muslim state (though surely, the Israelis were happy to see and advocated the efforts to have Saddam taken out.

911-victim activist Allan Duncan, of New Hope PA, observes,

" the Bushites  probably knew Chalabi was being manipulated and went along with it since Bush and Iran had a common enemy. Now that the deed has been done and Saddam has been eliminated Chalabi will be made the scapegoat and hung out to dry by his former friends and supporters.   I just hope more people in the press pick up on this story and make this a major issue. Either our intelligence srevices were caught with their pants down once again and bested by Iranian Intelligence or our intelligence services knew what was going on and allowed Saddam to be taken down to fulfill the Bush agenda. Either way it stinks."

It will be interesting to see how the right wing defends Bush on this one. Also, I don't think I'm a great genius, tying these bits of evidence together. Why aren't the media discussing this, putting these observations together?  Of course media whores like Fox and the Washington Times won't, but why aren't pundits putting this together?

  Rob Kall rob@opednews.com is editor/founder of  OpEdNews.com.   This article is copyright Rob Kall and originally published by opednews.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog or web media so long as this credit paragraph is attached.  Over 100 other articles by Rob Kall including a series of articles on the need for progressive policy promotion think tanks.

Reader Responses:


Chalabi is not at odds with Bush and his very good buddy, Cheney. One only has to look back at Vietnam to realize that its a game to fool the Iraqis. Make them think that Chalabi is his own man. That he's at odd with The Bush Aministration. That's what Johnson and Nixon especially Kissinger did with Nguyen Cao Ky and Nguyen Van Thieu. It did fool the Vietnamese for a second.

Sheridan "Pete" Peterson

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 


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