A very interesting Washington Post article from Nov. 24, 2003 reveals those who loved and those who hated Chalabi. Time for some heads to roll:
Cheney, Wolfowitz & Perle“Our biggest allies and friends in Washington,” says Chalabi, “are [Vice President] Cheney, [Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul] Wolfowitz and [Defense Policy Board member Richard] Perle.”
Perle is Chalabi’s most vociferous supporter in Washington….
Frist During coffee, Chalabi sits on the right of Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.). Afterward they meet a phalanx of reporters to make statements about how valuable the relationship is and how much they admire and respect each other.
McCain “He’s a patriot who has the best interests of his country at heart,” says Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).
Woolsey “He’s a class act,” says former CIA director Jim Woolsey.
Biden Biden says that Chalabi is “a guy nobody trusts over there”