Chalabi is becoming as curious characture here. With all the speculation as to how and to who this turnover will occur I thought I would add this thread. I believe that the US must avoid the appearance of merely creating a puppet govt. What if the recent "discrediting" of Chalabi is merely a ploy to make him look more like an Iraqi representative than a US puppet. Wouldn't this make him a bit more acceptable to the Arab world. Yes==a bit "tin foil" but maybe a good idea?