Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Iraqi Lawmaker Once an Anti-American Terrorist

Remember all those purple fingers in Iraq? Looks like the US got the middle one.

Seems an Iraqi parliament member was under a death sentence in Kuwait for bombing the US and French embassies in Lebanon back in 1983. Now, US intelligence says he's a member of the Iraqi prime minister's ruling coalition. CNN reports:

"Jamal Jafaar Mohammed's seat in parliament gives him immunity from prosecution. Washington says he supports Shiite insurgents and acts as an Iranian agent in Iraq. "

The two bombings killed a total of five people and wounded another 86. (CNN)

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