Ahmed Abdel Hadi Chalabi (born October 30, 1944) is an Iraqi-American businessman and politician. He was a member of the executive Iraqi National Congress which lobbied in the US for intervention in Iraq before 2003, and served as interim Oil Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in the Iraqi government in 2005-06. His party failed to win any seats at the 2005 election and he was not appointed when a long-term government was formed.
- America betrays its friends. It sets them up and betrays them. I’d rather be America’s enemy.
- Dexter Filkins, "Where Plan A Left Ahmad Chalabi", New York Times Magazine, November 5, 2006