Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Truth finally puts on its dockers, few notice

He's pretty much been known as a liar for years, but the Guardian newspaper (one of those foreign publications that practices journalism as opposed to repeating what someone tweets) landed an interview with Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka "Curveball", the man who's lies about Saddam's WMD program the Bush Administration used to sell the war. See interview excerpts here. Meanwhile, the Washington Post's coverage of "curveball" is found in Thomas Boswell's baseball column.

It was quite the mutually beneficial and deceitful arrangement between al-Janabi his German intelligence handlers [the BND], the British and the U.S.

He portrays the BND as gullible and so eager to tease details from him that they gave him a Perry's Chemical Engineering Handbook to help communicate. He still has the book in his small, rented flat in Karlsruhe, south-west Germany.

"They were asking me about pumps for filtration, how to make detergent after the reaction," he said. "Any engineer who studied in this field can explain or answer any question they asked."

When you see the interview, you'll notice that "Curveball" has something in common with his boosters in the Bush Administration. He has few regrets, not about the lies and the needless deaths, but about the loss of some of his conveniences, like his German Government supplied cellphone.

Oh, sorry he actually lost "something" because he lied and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. That's something that hasn't happened to anyone from the Bush Administration.

Moving right about that Iran?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Anonymous said...

the republicans "lost" congress in 06 and the white house in 08. Democrats dropped the ball by wimping out and trying to be bipartizan.
Now the r's are back with a "mandate" for vengeance. Like they never "lost" at all.

pansypoo said...

georgee, the mistake that keeps on giving.

Anonymous said...

One thing these sociopaths (Cheney, Rumsfeld, Chimp, Chalabi, Curveball, etc.) have in common is that they never, ever have any regrets over the deaths and damage they've done to thousands of other people's lives, no matter how egregious their crimes or fuckups.

But if you slighted their conceited self-image ("George Bush doesn't care about black people"), that's the worst crime ever.

MD said...

Dirty Fucking Hippies will never get it . ..... . The world is a better place with out a impotent despot residing in Irag. No amount of borrowed treasure or blood from either side and neither side, is too great, in order to achieve this goal. The very fact that billions of barrels of crude were liberated to international oil companies is proof. Where is Osama FN Bin Laden ? ( question is both facetious and rhetorical)