Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Last Throes of the Neocon's Iraq Dreams

Well, things look grim for the Bush League's minion and manipulator Ahmed Chalabi:
Chalabi Lacks Votes Needed to Win Spot in Iraqi Assembly

By Ellen Knickmeyer and Naseer Nouri
Washington Post Foreign Service
Tuesday, December 27, 2005; Page A18

BAGHDAD, Dec. 26 -- Unexpectedly low support from overseas voters has left Ahmed Chalabi -- the returned Iraqi exile once backed by the United States to lead Iraq -- facing a shutout from power in this month's vote for the country's first full-term parliament since the 2003 invasion.

Rebounding violence, which included bombings, assassination attempts and other attacks, claimed at least 19 lives in Iraq on Monday, including that of an American soldier. Eight members of a single Iraqi SWAT team were wiped out in what Iraqi authorities described as an hour-long shootout with better-armed insurgents.
Insurgent attacks up, Chalabi out, Sunni minority claiming electoral fraud by Shi'ites - I blame the media for failing to parrot whatever "good news" from Iraq gets broadcast to the receiver between Bush's shoulder blades for regurgitation.


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