June 7, 2016 / by emptywheel

 

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What Ahmed Chalabi Did While Judy Was Embedded

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I was all set to write the finale to my Judy Series, when I realized I was missing one important part. In the finale, I’m going to argue that Judy’s embed included responsibilities to report on Chalabi as much as report on the 75th XTF. But to make that argument, I need to review what Ahmed Chalabi during the period when Judy was an embed.

The short story is that he and

The CIA pushes back

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Last week, we were treated to a number of articles sourced to former senior State department officials clarifying some of the facts in the Plame case, particularly as regards to the INR memo. Those articles undermine some of the anonymously (read, Luskin) sourced articles pinning Colin Powell with the memo on AF1.

Today, we’re treated to a similar pushback article, this time from the CIA.

This is similar to a number of grand

Is it possible the INR memo is a red herring?

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Well, we’ve all been having a lot of fun talking about the INR memo on Plame. But I’m beginning to suspect–strongly–that it’s one giant red herring, or at least only one of several central clues to this investigation. There are some concrete reasons to suspect it’s not the only crucial document in this investigation.

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