...Same as the Old Boss
Not regime change, leadership change is what Bush & company wanted for Iraq.
Ahmed Chalabi of the Governing Council, Iraq's interim government, is giving the appearance of not being a puppet of the US; he voted with OPEC to cut oil production, a move that will raise US fuel prices-and also give him "street cred" in the Arab world. "He's defying the White House." Chalabi is an old buddy of Dick Cheney, the Administrations neocon cabal, as well as the CIA.
American-educated Ahmed Chalabi, a close friend of Dick Cheney, whom some have pegged as "Cheney's protege" He enjoys close ties to the American Enterprise Institute and has attended the think tank's retreats in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
Check out his Intelligence "pedigree"(fact checked) Chalabi's neocon cred looks timely. His nephew Salem is associated with Douglas Feith's old law partner, Marc Zell to help folks secure contracts in the new privatized Iraq. I caught this at Talking Points Memo.
Read the links. Fuel prices will rise, consumers will pay and the oil companies will still pull in the profits, while the hand up the puppets ass is obscured by smoke and mirrors.
Same as it ever was...