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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 06:25 AM
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McBush - Initial patron of Ahmed Chalabi
According to new book.

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/chalabi_biography__0307.h...

New biography of shadowy Iraq figure Chalabi recalls ties to McCain

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Among the revelations disclosed in the biography by Emmy award-winning journalist Aram Roston, The Man Who Pushed America to War: The Extraordinary Life, Adventures and Obsessions of Ahmad Chalabi, are that Chalabi "helped arrange meetings with the Iraqi oil minister for American oilmen like Bush fundraiser Albert Huddleston."

Chalabi also reportedly "misled a team of reporters from ABC News and British publications by arranging interviews with 'Saddam's Mistress,' Parisoula Lampsos, who peddled countless lies about a meeting between Hussein and Osama Bin Laden" and was initially backed by Sen. John McCain, "one of the first patrons of Chalabi's grand-sounding International Committee for a Free Iraq when it was founded in 1991."

Regarding McCain, Roston adds that he was "Chalabi's favored candidate in the 2000 election since Chalabi knew that he would be able to free up the $97 million in military aid plus millions pushed through in Congress and earmarked for Chalabi's exile group, the Iraqi National Congress."

The funds were held up, however, by the Clinton administration's State Department, Roston writes.
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:06 AM
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1. John McBush says it all. Vote John for more Bush than the real thing!
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