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I think this one is off the mark

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

Submitted by BigAl (United States), Jun 30, 2004 at 13:27

"Why should the Americans give Mr. Chalabi, a British subject known to be in close contact with the Iranian regime, a crown jewel of American state secrets?)"

Why has anything the neo-cons done in this war make sense or smack of intelligent planning and forethought? This is yet another example of someone in this administration making yet another mistake.

"The Iranians surely would not accept Mr. Chalabi's assertion on its own and go to the huge trouble and expense of changing codes because of his say-so"

I think the fact that the Iranians did change their codes before this information became public was proof for the CIA that someone indeed had informed the Iranians that their code had been broken (ie. your timeline of events seems out of order)

I like a lot of the things that Daniel Pipes writes but this article and it's convoluted logic that is presented as some kind of proof of Mr. Chalabi's innocence is quite off the mark.

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