Sunday, June 06, 2004
An arrest warrant has been issued for Ahmed Chalabi's right-hand man in Baghdad, the American consultant Francis Brooke, who tried to stop the recent raid on the politician's headquarters in the Iraqi capital.
In the latest in a series of damaging blows for Mr Chalabi, an Iraqi judge said that Mr Brooke had obstructed the Iraqi police. He is believed to have returned to Washington, leaving his former master to tackle claims that his Iraqi National Congress passed American secrets to Iran...
It looks as though the training wheels are off, at least from a jurisprudence perspective. I wonder if this could set an extradition precedent? Doubtful, but it will be interesting to see it play out in the
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