Ahmed Chalabi Biography
(Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq (2005-06))
Birthday: October 30, 1944 (Scorpio)
Born In: Kadhimiya, Baghdad, Iraq
Ahmed Chalabi was an Iraqi politician who served as deputy Prime Minister of Iraq between 2005 and 2006. He also served as an Oil Minister for a brief period between 2005 and 2006. Chalabi was a controversial personality - more known for his controversies than his work and figured in as a scandalous subject in the US foreign policy. He was tagged ‘Washington of Iraq’ by the American supporters. He was also touted as the single most person responsible for contorting US policy towards Iraq. The book ‘Arrows of the Night’, written by Richard Bonin outlines the chilling chronicles of how Chalabi was successful in conning almost everyone including American establishment, Central Intelligence Agency, Iran’s intelligence chief in overthrowing Sadam Hussein out of gear. It was the common interest between Chalabi and the US that made them come together to work for a regime change by deposing Saddam Hussein from power. Chalabi was able to manipulate the U.S. government into invading Iraq.