Sunday, March 23, 2008

I watched Ahmad Chalabi on Al-Arabiya TV with...Gizelle Khuri. I failed again: every time I watch her on any subject, I try to discipline myself to refrain from yelling at the TV when she speaks. She is without a doubt the most annoying person who appears on TV, as far as I am concerned, and she combines the worst traits of the worst Lebanonese. But something has happened: Chalabi, who often changes his tune, has changed his tune. Only a few months ago, he was railing against the American occupation in the British media. In this interview, he took a different course. He was very favorable toward the occupation although he talked about "mistakes." He was right when he said that his early sponsors and supporters in Washington, DC were DEMOCRATS. Did you hear that: Democrats. He also justified his alliance with the sectarian forces of Muqtada As-Sadr by attributing it to a family connection. Did you notice when Khuri expressed outrage because "Christians are being killed in Iraq"? This sectarian Samir Ja`ja` (Ga`ga` in Egyptian accent) advocate did not notice all the other who are being killed in Iraq. Also, when Chalabi spoke about Saddam's cruel regime, he confined it to "1979-2003" as if the regime did not come to power in 1968. He is up to something: something not good, of course.