. . . Monday August 9, 2004

Salem’s Lot

In Iraq, arrest warrants have been issued for both Ahmad Chalabi (who, always with a knack for political poetry, was in Iran at the time charges were brought) and his nephew Salem Chalabi (the man in charge of the Saddam tribunal). One is accused of counterfeiting, another with murder.

According to Ahmad, the charges are all a part of a conspiracy and have been brought by a false judge: “He has consistently attempted to manipulate the justice system for political purposes. [He] is not a bona fide Iraqi judge but rather an unqualified person who was put in his position by the American occupation authorities.”

Careful. The prosecution might want to use that line.

Concentration is important!