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    Default "Curveball" Lied: There were never any WMDs in Iraq

    The Guardian
    The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.

    Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed Curveball by German and American intelligence officials who dealt with his claims, has told the Guardian that he fabricated tales of mobile bioweapons trucks and clandestine factories in an attempt to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime, from which he had fled in 1995.

    "Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right," he said. "They gave me this chance. I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy."

    The admission comes just after the eighth anniversary of Colin Powell's speech to the United Nations in which the then-US secretary of state relied heavily on lies that Janabi had told the German secret service, the BND. It also follows the release of former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld's memoirs, in which he admitted Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction programme.
    But hey, I suppose the millions of lives destroyed and billions of dollars spent in this neoconservative adventurism wasn't a total loss, eh? We finally got Saddam and brought democracy to Iraq, amirite?
    Superior capability in language does not necessarily equate to superior intelligence...but it certainly doesn't help your argument if you sound stupid.

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    Default Re: "Curveball" Lied: There were never any WMDs in Iraq

    Well at least the USA got oil out of it.

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    Default Re: "Curveball" Lied: There were never any WMDs in Iraq

    if i had time i'd look closer at that.

    ... what interests me is the circumstances of the fabrication; the CIA were obviously looking frenetically for any kind of evidence; i've pretty much been assuming they were the origin of the fabrication.

    i do not have time though. i gotta get buisy playing starcraft.......
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    Default Re: "Curveball" Lied: There were never any WMDs in Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Todie View Post
    i've pretty much been assuming they were the origin of the fabrication.

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