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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:43 PM
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81. Not sure, but look at the cast of characters and their options
Chalabi is an operator, a con man. He wheels and deals and swindles and plays everyone. He will scam the neocons to get into a position to loot not only a bank but a nation, and dealings of any sort with Iran are probably just one of the cards he plays. As for being an "agent" - not in his mind. He is loyal only to himself.

Did the neocons use him back? Of course.

Did Iran use him to increase the odds of a US invasion? Maybe, but I doubt it since a weak neighbor is preferable to having a hostile superpower's military on the border. Now maybe they were so sure that the PNACers would fail miserably and so goaded them on, but that is rather more of a gamble than seems likely.

Does this "outing" increase the chances for the the PNAC agenda. I don't think anyone there is so stupid as to think this is a real good time for that. Are they desperate enough to try something this insane? Maybe, but they wouldn't gain any credibility for these new crimes by claiming Iran duped them into Iraq.

More likely, Chalabi is trying to get Shia backing and trying to scam the Ayatollahs and they are giving him donkey-doo in fair exchange.
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