Tuesday, May 25, 2004

A conspiracy theory to end all conspiracy theories 

This just in:

"US officials suspect Iran duped the US into invading Iraq by slipping bogus intelligence to Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress (INC), The Guardian newspaper reported today.

" 'Some intelligence officials now believe that Iran used the hawks in the Pentagon and the White House to get rid of a hostile neighbour and pave the way for a Shia-ruled Iraq,' it said in a front-page dispatch from Washington.

"Quoting a US intelligence official, whom it did not name, The Guardian said Chalabi's intelligence chief Ara Kariim Habibi had been a paid by Iranian agent for several years, 'passing intelligence in both directions'.

" 'It's pretty clear that Iranians had us for breakfast, lunch and dinner,' it quoted an intelligence source in Washington as saying. 'Iranian intelligence has been manipulating the US for several years through Chalabi'."
But hang on - wasn't the existence of weapons of mass destruction supposed to have been just an excuse for neo-cons to invade Iraq and colonise the region? So how was the US duped if it was going to invade anyway?

I wonder how the mainstream media, which has staked so much on the claim that "Bush LIED!", will react to this conspiracy theory. After all, if the Bush Administration was duped by the Iranians via Chalabi, then it must have honestly believed in the intelligence they were getting. So Bush hasn't LIED. Then again, every which way the media wins - if he hasn't LIED, then he's an IDIOT for allowing himself to be fooled.


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