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Defector admits to WMD lies that triggered Iraq war

Posted By admin On February 15, 2011 @ 8:53 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Martin Chulov and Helen Pidd
London Guardian [1]
Feb 15, 2011

The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.

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.

“Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right,” he said. “They gave me this chance. I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy.”

The admission comes just after the eighth anniversary of Colin Powell’s speech to the United Nations in which the then-US secretary of state relied heavily on lies that Janabi had told the German secret service, the BND. It also follows the release of former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s memoirs, in which he admitted Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction programme.

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[5] Colin Powell demands answers over false Iraq intel: reports: http://www.prisonplanet.com/colin-powell-demands-answers-over-false-iraq-intel-reports.html

[6] US Unveils Iraq WMD “Curveball-Style” Lies Vs. Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-unveils-iraq-wmd-curveball-style-lies-vs-syria.html

[7] Guardian: U.S., U.K. Ignored Pre-war Reports of No Active WMD in Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/guardian-u-s-u-k-ignored-pre-war-reports-of-no-active-wmd-in-iraq.html

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