Saturday, May 22, 2004

all ahmed

All the time. The bust followed Chalabi's attack on the UN's oil for food programme, says Christopher Allbritton. He's an Iranian agent, says TPM. He's a construct of geo-political fantasists, says the FT. Juan Cole discounts Andrew Cockburn's allegations that he was planning a coup, and Riverbend has her first good laugh in ages.
Me, I'm reminded of the line in Goodfellas (from memory)...

"There were supposed to be rules but guys just got whacked all the time, whether they got out of line or not."

Thieves fall out, so there you go. But what does all this tell us about the power struggle in Washington?

update: possibly, this.