Friday, November 02, 2007

Curveball in the Dirt

Turns out that "Curveball", the secret intelligence source used by the US to bolster the WMD case against Iraq, wasn't a "prominent chemical engineer" after all. His name is Rafid Ahmed Alwan and he is a failed chemical engineering student who spun his tales of pure fiction to help gain asylum in Germany.
A presidential intelligence commission found that Curveball, who mostly told his stories to German intelligence officials who passed them on to the U.S., was a fabricator and an alcoholic.
It just goes to show: put your trust in a liar and an alcoholic and you'll end up in a horrible, pointless war.

We're still talking about Curveball, right?
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