Wednesday, January 05, 2005
A disturbing fact came to my attention today as I was trying to figure out how the upcoming Iraqi elections would be conducted. Ahmed Chalabi, former darling of the neocons as head of the anti-Saddam exile group, the Iraqi National Congress, is #10 on the Shiite list for National Assembly. So if the Shiite list gets only 4% of the vote nationwide (it will probably get more than 50%) Chalabi will be seated in the National Assembly. Aren't we lucky?