"Curveball," the mysterious source of information used by the Bush administration to propose starting the Iraq war, said he was lying. Curveball is actually an Iraqi named Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who said he had found secret labs in Iraq used to produce biological weapons. Curveball now says he lied about weapons of mass destruction so that Bush would invade Iraq and get rid of Saddam Hussein. This is a story a pay day loan couldn't have purchased to make up.
Lie from Curveball something Bush and Powell continue
Claims by Curveball that Iraq had WMD have long been discredited. Curveball has insisted for years that he told the truth. But on Feb. 16 he told The Guardian newspaper he made it all up. Al-Janabi got out of Saddam Hussein's Iraq and went to Germany. He then said that all over Iraq there were hidden bioweapons when talking to German intelligence. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powel spoke to the United Nations while George W. Bush gave a State of the Union address in 2003 to confirm the truth in Curveball's claims. Bush admits that weapons of mass destruction were not really in Iraq after the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003.
CIA suspicious of Curveball
German intelligence didn't believe al-Janabi from the moment he showed up. The asylum application was what previous CIA in Europe Tyler Drumheller thought al-Janabi's false testimony was about. The tale was never believed by Drumheller. That means CIA Chief George Tenat was warned about Curveball early. If Curveball lied to oust Hussein, then he is "one of the world's greatest strategic planners." This was what Drumheller told the Guardian after al-Janabi's confession. Another thing Drumheller mentioned was the Bush administration needed evidence to go to war for the public. That is why they used Curveball's tale.
Many angry for Curveball's honesty
The man called Curveball said he was proud of helping the Bush administration start the Iraq war, which has killed almost 4,500 United States military personnel and more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians. Al-Janabi's home of Germany does not approve of what was done. It is a criminal offense to lead to war with one's actions. German intelligence paid al-Janabi for five years after it was known that he had lied; ,000 a month. Germans want to know why that is. He wants to return to Iraq. Nevertheless, politicians in Iraq want him to be entirely exiled.
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