Roger L. Simon

Chalabi Wasabi

The case against Ahmed Chalabi International > Middle East > Iraqi Judge Drops Case Against Leading Exile Figure” href=”http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/27/international/middleeast/27CND-IRAQ.html?hp”>has been dropped. The New York Times writes:

The judge, Zuhair al-Maliky, said in a telephone interview that he took the action about a week-and-a-half ago because he had decided “the evidence was not enough to bring the case to trial.” If more evidence emerges, he said, the case will be reopened.

A week-and-a-half ago? Took a while to reach here, didn’t it? Wonder why… No, I don’t. It always seemed like a set up. [Like the FBI’s “case” against the “spy” for Israel in the Pentagon?-ed. Yeah, like that. What happened to that one? Don’t see a lot of arrests so far.] Chalabi may not be a saint, but the people out to get him are probably worse. The Times calls this a “minor victory.” I guess to them having your case dropped before even going to trial is “minor.” [Don’t they have editors over there?-ed. They need you.] Of course, they get off the subject as quickly as possible and on to the “seemingly unending string of suicide car bombs” in the same article. Not enough to say about the Chalabi business, I suppose.