Ahmad Chalabi is president of the executive council of the main Iraqi opposition coalition to Saddam's rule, the Iraqi National Congress. His comments here are adapted from a conversation with NPQ editor Nathan Gardels in London on December 17.
London - The American and British bombing
campaign against Iraq was counterproductive because it was not linked
with a plan to overthrow Saddam. Even though US Congress had already passed
the Iraq Liberation Act, allocating $97 million to support our efforts
to that end, there was no coordination with the Iraqi opposition groups
in the launching of military action.