Sunday, August 08, 2004

Chalabi warrants

Iraq has restored the death penalty in time for the arrest warrant for Salem Chalabi, nephew of Ahmad Chalabi. Iraq also issued a warrant for the arrest Ahmad Chalabi for currency violations. Wanted in Jordan for banking fraud, he was tried in absentia and sentenced to 22 years. A few weeks ago he was accused of passing intelligence to Iran. In any case, the New York Times' Judith Miller and Jim Hoagland at The Washington post had championed him since his return to Iraq. They weren't the only reporters to do so.

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