NO, MICHAEL, GIVE ME A BREAK
I believe there were WMDs, and the issue is, what happened to them?
If you don't believe that, you will have to explain how every major intelligence service in the world agreed there were WMDs. Do you think Ahmad Chalabi duped the Israelis? The Russians? The French?
Give me a break
--Michael Ledeen at National Review Online, 7/10/04
Ahmad Chalabi, the onetime White House favorite who has been implicated in an alleged Iranian spy operation, sent Iraqi defectors to at least eight Western spy services before the war in an apparent effort to dupe them about Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's illicit weapons programs, current and former U.S. intelligence officials said.
--Bob Drogin in the L.A. Times, 5/23/04