He Stole Millions – And Lied Us Into War

Yet there he was Wednesday, hamming it up at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, flanked by adoring pals such as Christopher Hitchens. And that's the least of his outrages: Chalabi, a convicted embezzler and Iranian double agent who played a critical role in lying us into war, was also scheduled to meet with Vice President Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and Treasury Secretary John Snow. (Maybe he'll share a few financial tips with the latter on how to raise half a trillion in a jiffy.)

We've kept an eye on Chalabi from the very beginning – see here, here, here, here, and here for starters. This self-described "hero in error" has already grifted at least $40 million from Uncle Sucker – and you can bet your share of the national debt he's not staying at the posh Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown on money he earned.

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