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Reader comment on item: 'Walking Back the Cat' On Chalabi

Submitted by Saul Rapkin (United States), Jun 22, 2004 at 10:44

Dear Dr. Pipes:
I am inclined to believe that the Iranians set up Ahmed Chalabi to take a fall. They had everything to gain by doing so, and little, if anything, to lose. Not only do they get confirmation of the code break, but they also put President Bush's efforts in the Middle East in further disaray. If, underlying all of this, Chalabi had lost the trust of his Iranian contacts, or the Iranian regime feared his connections with them, making him the scapegoat in this situation would not be without precedent.

Saul Rapkin
Folsom, Ca.

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