I was fact checking a forthcoming article by Bob Dreyfuss and came across the name Ahmed Chalabi. When I Googled him, I came across a BBC profile from 2002. What struck me most was how Western he looked. The profile pretty much paints him as a crook who was aligned to potentially succeed Saddam Hussein following the collapse of his government. Truly, our government desired a "mini America" in the wake of the invasion, but that plan was set to fail from the starting gate, both due to the selection of extremely corrupt officials to run the government and the extreme cultural divide between our two countries.