Thursday, April 28, 2005

Oh boy

BAGHDAD, April 28 (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament approved a cabinet of ministers on Thursday, forming Iraq's first democratically elected government in more than 50 years.
By an overwhelming majority, the 275-seat National Assembly approved the list of names put forward by Shi'ite Islamist Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
However, several of the 36 ministries will be occupied by acting ministers until final names are decided. Jaafari will be acting defence minister and Ahmad Chalabi will be acting oil minister, the parliamentary speaker said.

That's right, the same Ahmad Chalabi found to be an enemy of the United States. Granted that was after Washington was licking his boots to push him to be the Iraqi President. But he was the guy that sold our intel on Iran's code language to the Iranians destroying twenty plus years of intelligence gathering and trust relationships with insiders. He's also deep in the pockets of big Texas oil men and the Saudis, but that only makes him more suited to the job of oil minister, right?

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