by: Kurt Nimmo
It looks like the war pigs are about to pull another Iraq. In the orchestrated lead-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a cabal of neocons and fellow travelers in the Pentagon contrived a number of lies – later explained away as “intelligence failures” – in order to fabricate a consensus for mass murder.
Secretary of State Colin Powell peddled Curveball’s lies at the United Nations.
The Bush neocons exploited the fantasies offered by Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka “Curveball,” a taxi driver who claimed to be an Iraqi chemical engineer with information on Saddam’s supposed chemical weapons program. It turned out al-Janabi was a drunken congenital liar who was trying to play the system to get a green card. Following the invasion and revelations that Curveball was a fake, the Bush administration blamed the CIA.
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