Ahmed Chalabi was once dubbed the "George Washington of Iraq" by neoconservatives, as his Iraqi National Congress provided much of the false intelligence information that led the United States into war. More recently, he has been accused of acting as a double agent for Iran and has denounced the U.S. Now he's back in Washington in an official visit as Iraq's deputy prime minister. His visit poses a dilemma for the Bush administration, which is meeting with Chalabi but also distancing itself from his past. "Think of him as a former football player - that was all then. That's what he did in his other life," said a senior White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity (and without indicating which team he's playing for now).
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