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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 10:46 PM
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Josh Marshall on Chalabi--this is what Wes Clark is talking about....
when he says the Admin. can't "get past" Chalabi and why they are blowing a political resolution to the mess in Iraq...


http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2004_04_...

(April 07, 2004 -- 04:48 PM EDT // link // print)

Ages and ages ago we told you how Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith ran the office charged with doling out Iraqi reconstruction contracts. And we told you how Feith's law partner, Marc Zell -- amazingly contravening the law of averages -- had happened to set up a special lobbying shop to lobby for companies looking for sweet Iraq contracts.

And then, because we didn't want to leave out any details, we noted that Zell had opened that new operation with Salem Chalabi. And, yes, Salem is Ahmed's nephew.

Now it turns out that in addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Salem is also in charge of setting up the Iraqi war crimes tribunals, which will eventually try Saddam Hussein.

All of which should reassure you that as messy as things may be at the moment, we're at least freeing this sad land from corrupt dynasticism and clan rule.
-- Josh Marshall
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:08 PM
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1. Kick for Clark folks....
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:32 PM
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2. Thanks for the post.......really enjoy reading Talking Points
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KAZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-07-04 11:41 PM
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3. One of the best blogs.
Atrios is great, but when Josh is inspired, he can leave you breathless.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:26 AM
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4. And that war crimes trial will be on TV live every single day
And it will be propitiously timed to influence the election. Mark my words.
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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-04 12:33 AM
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5. And Wes has already mentioned THAT possiblity, too!!
Several weeks ago, when he was on all the shows before the Clarke testimony.

Is Wes incredible or what??? Come on Kerry, name him as VP...PLEEEEEEEEEASE!
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