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Chalabi raided

2004-05-20 15:28:00.503358+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

U.S. soldiers raid Chalabi's home.

During the raid on Chalabi's home in Baghdad's Mansour district, American soldiers surrounded the compound and armed Americans in civilian clothes and flak jackets were seen milling about.

A Chalabi aide, Haidar Musawi, said a U.S.-Iraqi force surrounded the compound about 10:30 a.m., while Chalabi, a member of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council, was inside. They told Chalabi's aides they wanted to search the house for wanted officials in Chalabi's party, the Iraqi National Congress.

Half of me wonders what this'll do to the alliances within the governing council, the other half of me is gleefully giggling "payback's a bitch, ain't it?". About freakin' time some heat got put on this guy.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-05-20 16:37:35.972798+00 by: John Anderson

About freakin' time some heat got put on this guy.

Unless it's a sham to allow him to put some political distance between us and his group, of course...