Get Chalabi out of the Oil Ministry now! This criminal, this louse, this alleged Iranian spy (and when was he cleared of those charges, anyway?) apparently runs a list which won ZERO SEATS of the Iraqi Assembly following the Decemeber 15th elections.
Yet, after the election and when it was probably a known thing that Chalabi won ZERO SEATS he was, yet again, handed the Iraqi Oil Ministry.
This is only corruption. There is no valid reason. Stop this crime.
Guesses? He got the job to enrich his friends, or US oil interests, by signing some contracts quickly before the actually elected leaders take office. He got the job to enrich his pals by giving them jobs. He got the job to put US assets inside the Oil Ministry. He got the job to help arrange putting US spy machinery inside the Oil Ministry. He got the job to plant evidence in the oil ministry (against the UN, against Iran, whoever). He got the job to hide evidence (of his own, or US acts).