Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Curveball Speaks


Curveball--who turns out to be a guy named Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi-- admits that he lied to German intelligence. This is not something we didn't already know. There is a 100% likelihood that this will be used by Bush dead-enders to claim that Bush, Cheney and company were blameless in the Iraq invasion debacle. That is, of course, false. It was obvious to everyone by the time of the invasion that the administration had cherry-picked evidence...and that even this carefully-selected evidence was the thinnest of gruel. The administration wanted to invade, and used any pretext. They knew the evidence objectively viewed as a totality, did not come close to justifying invasion. It's not that relevant that Curveball lied--the spooks knew he was unreliable, as his codename apparently indicates, and so did the administration. You can't use the fact that your source lied as a defense when his lies were known to be lies from the beginning.


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