August 11, 2004 |
Iraq's government ordered the Iraqi National Congress to vacate its headquarters, days after a judge issued warrants against party leader Ahmad Chalabi and a nephew, INC spokesman Haidar Moussawi said Tuesday. The INC took over the former intelligence headquarters in Baghdad after the U.S.-led invasion last year. Chalabi founded the INC as an exile group opposing then-President Saddam Hussein. Chalabi denies charges of counterfeiting, and his nephew Salem Chalabi denies charges of murder.
July 14, 2004 |
In the months and years leading up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, they marched together in the vanguard of those who advocated war. As lobbyists, public relations counselors and confidential advisors to senior federal officials, they warned against Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, praised exiled leader Ahmad Chalabi, and argued that toppling Saddam Hussein was a matter of national security and moral duty.
April 21, 2004 |
Iraqi leaders have set up a tribunal of judges and prosecutors to try ousted dictator Saddam Hussein and members of his Baathist regime, an Iraqi National Congress spokesman said Tuesday. Salem Chalabi, a U.S.-educated lawyer and nephew of the head of the Iraqi National Congress, was named as general director of the tribunal. The congress was an opposition group during Hussein's regime. Chalabi has appointed a panel of seven judges and four prosecutors, congress spokesman Entefadh Qanbar said.
November 19, 2007
Re "U.S. embraces Chalabi again," Nov. 13 Back before the Iraq war, millions of U.S. tax dollars were being given to Ahmad Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress. Considering that what we got in return was a bunch of misinformation to help our president start a war, I think it would be a good time to see exactly where that money went. It doesn't surprise me that this administration wants to do business with this man again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 11, 1993
Regarding your May 1 editorial, "Worthy Aim--Dubious Means," on the Clinton Administration's recent decision to back the Iraqi opposition in hopes of forcing Saddam Hussein from power: You offer only the same old excuses without offering any more viable counter proposals. Destabilizing Iraq? In case it somehow escaped your attention, Iraq is destabilized--an inevitable result of being led by a man who is himself unstable. Shaky coalition? Yes, the Kurds, Shiites, Sunnis and others composing the Iraqi National Congress are quite a disparate group of people who have had past problems with in-fighting, but that doesn't mean these problems will continue.
May 24, 2004
The sordid rise and fall of Iraqi National Congress head Ahmad Chalabi ("From Ally to Outcast," May 21) is one of the most telling indictments of U.S. malfeasance in Iraq. Chalabi's exploits in Iraq have long been championed by Vice President Dick Cheney, who staunchly defended his now-discredited report of Iraqi possession of weapons of mass destruction. The fact that Chalabi, a convicted criminal with nary a shred of credibility among the Iraqi people, could pose as a serious contender to lead the transition government, funnel specious intelligence to the Bush administration and command a $340,000-per-month stipend for doing so further exposes the war as a mere pretext for corporate welfare.