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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 04:53 PM

Iraqi defector ‘Curveball’ details lies that led to war

Source: The Raw Story

“Curveball,” the Iraqi defector who fed the Bush Administration bogus claims of mobile weapons labs being developed by Saddam Hussein — claims that were later gussied up and presented to the United Nations as incontrovertible fact — is finally explaining the tall tale that helped launch America’s military.

“My main purpose was to topple the tyrant in Iraq because the longer this dictator remains in power, the more the Iraqi people will suffer from this regime’s oppression,” he recently told a filmmaker with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
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Al-Janabi’s frightening tales of a reconstituted biological weapons program were so integral to the Bush Administration’s case for war that they became the basis of General Colin Powell’s testimony to the U.N. Powell has since walked that testimony back by explaining that the intelligence provided by al-Janabi was “shaky,” but remained the best information they had at the time.

Powell’s former top aide, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, has spent years covering for Powell on that point, insisting that his former boss was misled by Vice President Dick Cheney, who allegedly cherry-picked intelligence to support the Administration’s decision to invade.
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Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/03/iraqi-defector-curveball-details-lies-that-led-to-war/?utm_source=Raw+Story+Daily+Update&utm_campaign=cbc72ff3e3-4_3_124_3_2012&utm_medium=email



This is the man who gave Bush the issue he used to get "elected" in 2004. The pathetic American media displayed no skepticism and refused to puncture the obvious half truths and white lies coming from the neoconservatives.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 04:58 PM

1. Time to submit a bill of this waste of war and waste of taxpayer dollars

 

to George W. Bush, Halliburton, Xe, and any other US-based companies that did nothing but profit off the misery of the war.

And have the collectors go at them - give them the most aggressive form of collection.

Bill is way past due - 10 years past due.

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Response to anti-alec (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 09:35 PM

9. +100000000

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 05:02 PM

2. Lying on this scale is the ONE thing that really requires a death penalty.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 05:17 PM

3. Can you imagine the "reward" "we" paid

to slime ball for the B.S. lies he told or went along with? "We" were paying millions of dollars in "bounties" to neighbors for turning in neighbors.....America, in it's current form is totally unsustainable. We must make the wealthy pay their fair share. Instead we bail them out, prop them up and have our kids dying to " protect our freedoms."
I am so proud that we are a Democracy and the greatest country on earth (even if it is only a few thousand years old)....

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Response to dotymed (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:48 PM

12. but bush and cheney knew they were lies

they should be imprisoned.

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Response to dotymed (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 06:12 AM

14. Still doing it ...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101488938

Let's hear it for "Hope and Change" ...

Go get 'em cowboy!!


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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 05:24 PM

4. Curveball told his pals, "Screwballs," what they wanted to hear... nt

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 05:47 PM

5. This isn't LBN: it's ancient history

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 06:08 PM

6. OK then. I guess we can dismantle the police state we built now that we know it was all lies.

 

Cut budgets, cut personell, cut over-reaching laws. All of it.

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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 07:25 PM

8. Got my stamp of approval. Let's undo it!



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Response to Arctic Dave (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 12:15 PM

15. I can't wait till Obama finds out about this!

Is he ever going to be mad! I can't wait!

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 06:44 PM

7. This decade's "babies thrown from incubators" casus belli lie

Just as effective as it was in 1990, and nobody will ever pay for the ensuing war crimes. Curveball was the new Nayirah, and his specious claims were every bit as vetted as hers by an incurious popular media hungry for pretty pictures of stuff blowing up reel gud.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 10:41 PM

10. But ........... all these defectors from countries requiring democracy, de-nationalization

of oil and resources, central banks, etc ......... are so 'believable', and would never be investigated or challenged or doubted ..... because they're so useful, and we all know, what's done is done.

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:44 PM

11. Most people don't know this

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2012, 01:10 AM

13. "My main purpose was to topple the tyrant in Iraq" LOL Typical Curveball, always the egomaniac

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