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For Chalabi, a Remarkable Fall from Grace

The Pentagon severs funding to Ahmed Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress. Chalabi's home and offices were raided Thursday by Iraqi police backed by U.S. forces. was previously promoted by the Bush administration as a possible choice to lead Iraq. He now stands accused of corruption and of A prominent Iraqi exile, Chalabi providing U.S. intelligence to Iran. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.