Middle East

February 26, 2010

Ex-U.S. ally Chalabi, now Iran's friend, likely winner in Iraq

Pundits periodically declare Ahmad Chalabi finished — personally discredited, his cronies arrested, his calls intercepted — only to watch him reemerge with even more powerful backers. Now, his jockeying ahead of the March 7 election all but assures him a parliamentary seat at the very least, perhaps cabinet-level if his bloc fares well.

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