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Curveball says he lied to get rid of Saddam…

..and, of course, led us into a long stupid war with dead and wounded Americans and thousands of dead Iraqi citizens.

This snippet by an article from Empty Wheel:

clipped from emptywheel.firedoglake.com
Almost eight years after he helped start a war, the Iraqi behind the US claim that Iraq had mobile weapons labs admitted in an interview with the Guardian that he lied. (h/t Hissypit)

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.

The article as a whole provides fascinating details of how the German intelligence, BND, service basically fed Curveball the details he’d need to fabricate his lies.
But I’m particularly interested in two new details he reveals. First, BND and British intelligence met with Curveball’s boss in mid-2000; the boss debunked Curveball’s claims.
But it sure adds to the picture of the US dialing up the intelligence it needed — however flimsy — to start a war.
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