Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi: He's now Mr. Oil BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq failed to name an oil minister for its new government on Thursday and controversial polit
April 27, 2005

Iraq's Ahmad Chalabi: He's now Mr. Oil

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq failed to name an oil minister for its new government on Thursday and controversial politician Ahmad Chalabi was appointed acting minister of an industry plagued by sabotage attacks and uncertainty...

No expertise in oil
That would leave Chalabi, who has no expertise in oil, steering the oil industry of the country with the third largest reserves through a turbulent period of suicide bombings and frequent attacks on pipelines.

A Jordanian military court found Chalabi guilty of fraud in 1992. He denied the charges, fled Jordan and filed a law suit in the United States accusing the Jordanian government of framing him.

Lie to the administation and a certain NY Times reporter, help get us into a war, then get a promotion for it. That sounds about right.

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