Follow-Iraq-Presse November -7:
Opponents of Chalabi says he was behind the Washington fabricated to provide information on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq led to the war in Iraq. As his supporters say is a historic shows, but he was not given the opportunity to convert his country into a paradise troubled.
But the two sides do not see the whole truth, according to The New York Times, which is that Chalabi is not the reason behind the Iraq war, as much as it was just the Assistant factor. Chalabi was in fact a response needed to solve America's problems, not the problems of Iraq, even if it does not exist, to have found someone else to replace him perform the same task.
Since that ensured the security of the Gulf region in 1980 and the United States faced a significant challenge, which is how to protect vulnerable members of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of a strong dictatorship lies to the north, namely Iraq and Iran.
From this point Washington committed itself to hail Saddam Hussein's forces turned back after it invaded Kuwait in 1990 fell Gulf War the following year. After the liberation of Kuwait, President George W. Bush administration remained committed to the protection of the father of the Gulf for a possible subsequent attacks.
A third option
At that time, one did not want the United States to go to Baghdad and weaken Iraq, and no one wants at the same time to send massive forces to the Gulf region, similar to those in South Korea. Therefore, the US administration invented a third option, and have convinced themselves that the Iraqi military will have the initiative unknown to dislodge Saddam Hussein, after losing the war, to keep the security, and is an ally autocrat else can be relied upon in the region.
But not any personal highlights of this kind, while Saddam Hussein was able to eliminate the intifada, which erupted after the war, the United States was forced to resort to the option of South Korea who wanted to avoid in the beginning.
Chalabi is the alternative
Inherited President Bill Clinton's administration of this policy, and continued it for eight years in the framework of the so-called policy of containment, it is that this policy have side effects, the first of it's expensive, and the second is that the risk ratio, and third, it led to the suffering of the Iraqi people rather than achieve victory on Saddam Hussain.
So many calls have risen by Republicans and even some Democrats to look for an alternative .. and here comes the role of Chalabi. Chalabi promised that in Amkanh is a group of Iraqis in exile solve all the problems if it got a little help.
Chalabi promised that the leadership of the rebellion in Amkanh will be supported by the oppressed Iraqis to get rid of Saddam Hussein and the formation of a new government and democratic capitalism and pro-American and even to Israel. But this offer was good to the extent that it has raised doubts about whether his health, so that the officials of the national security agencies and the US Ahtkaroh despised Chalabi himself.
In 2000, Gen. Anthony Zinni, commander of US forces - Central Region said, the past, the experience of the failed Bay of Pigs in Cuba. But Chalabi was smart, as I hear his critics in the US administration what they like to hear: You can get rid of Saddam Hussein and containment without cost and without effort and without any future commitment. "" Chalabi's supporters inside and could not resist the US government this proposal.
George W. Bush
When President George W. Bush entered the White House decided to give up on Iraq the previous policy, adopted by Presidents Clinton and Bush Sr., and more than a set of supporters of Chalabi officials in senior positions within the government.
Then came the events of the ninth of September in 2001 he decided to US administration officials, who have long talked about the threat posed by Iraq, and convinced themselves the possibility of getting rid of this risk easily, and without the high cost, they decided to address is Saddam Hussein as they finish addressing the issue of Afghanistan. But the US military refused to adopt a plan of Iraqis in exile and preferred to direct the invasion plan.
However, no one in Washington is contained in that time, both military officials or civilians to take responsibility for governing Iraq and manage its affairs after the removal of Saddam Hussein, so the task was not included in the accounts in the hope of working on the details of this matter later with the prospect of giving the role of Chalabi.
Everyone knows what happened next: to leave Iraq with no real management, and things started getting worse, Fajtrat President George W. Bush's administration, which began to feel panic, the idea of occupation under the auspices of the Coalition Provisional Authority and appointed L. Paul Bremer III responsible.
However, the US administration this improvised strategy and a lack of planning for the post-war period, they had left their impact on the poor of Iraq, where the country fell into the trap of chaos did not come out yet.
Just seller ideas
So put aside the questionable information, and on weapons of mass destruction, and the idea that Chalabi could have had George Washington of Iraq. Chalabi was in fact the person who sold the policy-makers Americans the idea that they could achieve everything without the need to make tough choices required by the reality of politics Alforeigh.anthy (1)
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