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ntfc you're behind the US invasion of Iraq in two thousand and three died on Tuesday Ahmed Chalabi was an Iraqi living in the U. S. who pushed for America to overthrow Saddam Hussein , in the run up to the war Chalabi made claims about Baghdad's weapons programs and ties to al Qaeda , claims trumpeted by the bush administration , leader of a group known as the Iraqi National Congress which was basically Iraqi ex patriots , who are pushing for the overthrow Saddam Hussein and his group are provided lots of information about Saddam Hussein so called weapons of mass destruction and ties to terrorist , Ron didn't really want to keep point is that %HESITATION as important as how he was he was speaking to a willing audience , and in my that I mean he was speaking to senior , bush administration officials who had pretty much already decided that they wanted to invade Iraq and overthrow Saddam and we're just looking for the evidence in the , but some took a closer look I was fortunate to be part of the team are working for them what was then knight Ridder newspapers , and our reporting was showing that there were real questions about the bush administration claims it is still a kind of public hysteria that while we were able to , close to forty five hundred Americans died in Iraq war killed almost a hundred and fifty thousand Iraqi civilians , Chalabi died in Baghdad he was seventy one years old