Tuesday, February 15, 2011

War Crimes

Here's a non-surprise:
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."
Gee, I'll bet all the dead people are grateful for his courage. He probably has flowers thrown at him when he's out on the streets of Baghdad, right?
In a series of meetings with the Guardian in Germany where he has been granted asylum, he said he had told a German official, who he identified as Dr Paul, about mobile bioweapons trucks throughout 2000.


Whale Chowder said...

Chalabi said more or less the same thing when his statements and promises ("shower us with flowers") were shown to be lies.

Don't blame this dude. He was manipulating the willfully gullible to get to an end he saw as desirable.

Blame Doug Feith and the rest of the OSP asshats along with the Vice President's office for elevating this easily disprovable bullshit over evidence they didn't like in order to reach the desired outcome.

This guy was as much a tool as a manipulator.

Substance McGravitas said...

Oh there's plenty of blame to go around. He can have some.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I wonder if Cheney gives him kickbacks in the form of Halliburton stock.

Hamish Mack said...

Ah hah, see this lead your dedicated researcher to think that "Who was that other guy, said he took WMD's to Syria?" Which turns out to be Oberleutnent Sada who went around saying so. Then the dedicated researcher finds an interview with Daniel "Crack" Pipes in which he says
Q: What is the biggest lesson you have learned from the Iraq war?

A: The ingratitude of the Iraqis for the extraordinary favor we gave them -- to release them from the bondage of Saddam Hussein's tyranny. They have rapidly interpreted it as something they did and that we were incidental to it. They've more or less written us out of the picture.

Which sucks monkey balls, really

M. Bouffant said...

That Dr. Paul is nothing but trouble.