Skip to comments.Grooming the next Ahmad Chalabi
Posted on 11/28/2007 9:57:11 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
ON A COLD MORNING last winter, I arrived at the home of Richard Perle outside Washington for a scheduled interview. I was about 10 minutes early, so I chose to shiver a bit on the front porch. Perle, the point man for the neoconservatives' drive for regime change throughout the Middle East, had agreed to spend time me with for a book I was writing about his life and times. Just then, the front door opened and out stepped Perle and a robust young man who was obviously in a hurry.
"Oh, Alan," Perle said with some surprise. "I'd like you to meet . . . " But I already knew who his guest was.
"Yes, sir," I said, extending my hand. "I recognize you from your photographs."
My, my, I thought. Mr. Perle is at it again.
The exiting guest was Farid Ghadry, an exiled Syrian dissident who, like Perle, believes it's past time to replace Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Ghadry, who heads a Washington-based group called the Syrian Reform Party, hopes to be the man in charge one day in Damascus. When I met him, he had already been granted audiences with David Wurmser, Vice President Dick Cheney's top Middle East advisor and Perle protege, and with Cheney's daughter, Elizabeth, who headed the State Department's Iran-Syria desk from 2005 until last June. I asked Wurmser about Ghadry. Was he another Ahmad Chalabi, the checkered Iraqi exile whom the United States backed as a Saddam Hussein replacement in Iraq?
"He's not asking for money, and we're not advocating money for him,"
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"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Appears to me that the author has an agenda...
An End to Evil:
How to Win the
War on Terror
by David Frum
and Richard Perle
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