But then the neocons were involved in their own cons, including of their own President, and maybe in fact they used Chalabi even more than they used him.
How Ahmed Chalabi conned the neocons
The hawks who launched the Iraq war believed the deal-making exile when he promised to build a secular democracy with close ties to Israel. Now the Israel deal is dead, he's cozying up to Iran -- and his patrons look like they're on the way out. A Salon exclusive.
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By John Dizard
Salon.com May 4, 2004