Chalabi Watch

CHALABI WATCH….Ahmed Chalabi has an interview with Mohamed Al-Anwar in Egypt’s Al Ahram.

This part caught my eye:

You said you met Saddam in jail.

I didn’t say so. Only the day he was detained I saw him and didn’t talk to him. I just looked. I was half a metre away from him and did not talk to him.

You may recall that there was a controversy when Chalabi’s newspaper published a photo of the two men sitting across from one another. Amnesty got upset about it because, technically speaking, you aren’t supposed to publish photos of prisoners because it’s humiliating. That’s a good rule. I have to say that it’s really hard for me to care too much about Saddam’s pride here, but I’m curious as to why it matters whether Chalabi actually spoke with him or not. Anyone know the answer?

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