Roger L. Simon

He's Bad (?) and He's Baaack!

The controversial Ahmed Chalabi has, according to the BBC, been named Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq – not to mention Acting Oil Minister. [I thought the State Department said he was an Iranian agent-ed. No, that was the CIA. Oh, then it must be true.]

But enough of this bickering. Here’s how the BEEB characterizes Chalabi:

A seasoned lobbyist in London and Washington who studied mathematics at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr Chalabi has been described as controversial, charismatic, determined, crafty, cunning and ambitious.

In other words, more interesting than anyone currently working for the BBC.