Kaplan On Chalabi And Sistani Slates

Kaplan on Chalabi and Sistani

Slate’s Fred Kaplan has an interesting article on the recent gyrations of Ahmad Chalabi, who has been aligning himself lately with Grand Ayatollah Sistani, though he initially defied Sistani after the later challenged the November 15 agreement. I speculate, as quoted in the piece, that the turning point was when Sistani demonstrated that he could bring tens of thousands of people into the streets at will.