RememberΒ  the loveable war starting Iranian spy Chalabi?

Amad Chalabi has been with the neocons since 1985. He contributed the most spectacular misinformation to Bush’s 2002 State of the Union message, and Powell’s speech to the U.N., and the media. Eventually the U.S. stopped paying him when they discovered him spying for Iran.

He’s now goading Bush puppet Maliki into betting on Obama. Reports NY SUN

The matter was taken up at a meeting of Iraq’s National Security Council on Thursday on the recommendation of Mr. Maliki, who had been advised by the Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi to express public support for the Obama withdrawal plan. Asked for a comment yesterday, Mr. Chalabi, an old hand at working the American political process to the advantage of Iraq, conveyed a statement via his Washington representative, Francis Brooke: “This is an honor I will not claim and a rumor I will not deny.”

Chalabi Daily Show

updating with the “presumptuous Obama overstepping his authority as senator

Gergen:

Barack Obama made the first mistake of his trip, in my judgment, in releasing a statement in which he said exactly what Maliki had said in those conversations.

I think he leaves himself open to the charge tonight that he’s meddling, that this is not his role, that he can be the critic, but he’s not the negotiator.

Updating it with a WaPo editorial by a mccain Adviser


There is some irony in the fact that Democrats, after years of deriding Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a hopeless bungler and conniving Shiite sectarian, are now treating as sacrosanct his suggestion that Iraq will be ready to assume responsibility for its own security by 2010. Naturally this is because his position seems to support that of Barack Obama.