Arianna and Chalabi...
After a Chalabi talk (at which she wasn't permitted to ask a question once it became apparent who she was), Arianna Huffington was asked to join Chalabi's entourage for sushi in the city.
Her account of dining with Chalabi isn't exactly what you might expect. It leaves you with that eerie understanding of how people are less than rational creatures prone to fantasy and foolishness based on appearances, charm and breeding. That we -- and large-scale situations -- are more complex than our slogans suggest.
Don't get me wrong. His actions are still criminal and our support for him outrageous, but the picture you begin to get is one of a man, as Huffington puts it "of pure will." She's lifted it from the screenplay of an upcoming movie, though it happens to apply beautifully.
The whole quote is this: "Men of pure will operate beyond the realm of judgment...They are like forces of nature...feral and oblivious. They have the morality of an avalanche." Read the whole account [HERE]. (HuffPost)
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