Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Iraq War Lies: 'Curveball' Revealed

The Iraqi defector known as "Curveball," whose lies about mobile biological weapons labs helped lead the U.S. to war four years ago, has been semi-outted by ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross, who says this troublemaker still is being protected by the German intelligence service.
Intelligence sources told Ross that the man has been resettled in a small town near the Munich headquarters of the German service, which continues to honor its original commitment made when he fled Iraq in 1999.
Curveball's credibility was suspect from the outset, but the Bush administration willingly looked the other way even though he was considered an unstable, immature and unreliable source by senior CIA officials. Consequently, his falsehoods became the centerpiece of Secretary of State Colin Powell's speech before the U.N. in February 2003 that made the case for war.
Meanwhile, Curveball's identity remains a well-guarded secret.
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