Patrick Lang, former director of the DIA?s Middle East branch, said he learned from his associates that Chalabi?s supplying of evidence about Iraq?s WMD was essentially an Iranian intelligence scam, ?one of the most sophisticated and successful intelligence operations in history,? according to Royce?s article. [Newsday, May 22, 2004]
As recently as four months ago, Chalabi was so well regarded by the Bush administration that he was given a spot of honor at Bush?s State of the Union speech, behind First Lady Laura Bush.
Wonderful. America paid millions of dollars to an Iraqi con man for bogus intelligence created in Teheran.
And based on that intelligence, our men and women in the armed forces are shedding their blood.