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Monday, November 06, 2006

Ahmad Chalabi on Iraq

Speaking from his lavish London apartment, the United States’ erstwhile protégé for democracy in Iraq, Ahmad Chalabi, charged the US forces’ prolonged occupation of Iraq as liable for the country’s current state of mayhem. In his interview with the New York Times, Chalabi reportedly said that Iraqis are naturally better equipped to rebuild and stabilize their country. He further maintained that had the Americans stepped out of the way to let an Iraqi government to assume responsibility for restoring the state’s institutional capabilities, such as the civil service and military and intelligence faculties, Iraqi forces would have contained the budding insurgency and the country’s development projects would have been more effectively implemented.

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