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Report: Cheney to Meet With Ahmed Chalabi

By Judd Legum  

"Report: Cheney to Meet With Ahmed Chalabi"

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The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution reports:

Ahmed Chalabi, deputy prime minister of Iraq and once a U.S. favorite to replace Saddam Hussein, has not lost his luster with Vice-President Dick Cheney. Mr. Chalabi will hold a private meeting with Vice-President Cheney during his visit to Washington D.C. this week, the first such trip in more than two years.

Though not on his official schedule, Mr. Chalabi is counting on meeting his biggest backer in the Bush administration, Vice-President Dick Cheney…

Mr. Chalabi will arrive in Washington D.C. late Tuesday, November 8th, on a British Airways Flight from London. He will stay at the Ritz-Carleton Hotel in the Georgetown section of Washington D.C., where he has booked no less than eight hotel suites for himself and staff.

UPDATE: Knight-Ridder has a similar report:

Chalabi’s allies in the Pentagon and the vice president’s office never gave up on him, though, and now the pendulum appears to be swinging back in his direction. He’s expected to meet with Treasury Secretary John Snow and on Wednesday with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who’s not as cool to Chalabi as was her predecessor, Colin Powell. Administration officials yesterday said Chalabi also might meet Cheney and National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley.

Get the full story on Chalabi tomorow morning on ThinkProgress.

(HT: War and Piece)

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