Those who remember March, 2003 when some of us argued with Bush supporters that no WMD were in Iraq only to be described as un-American and lacking patriotism, now have evidence we were right and the right wing media was wrong. Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who was given the code name of “Curveball” by US and German intelligence agents has confessed it was all a lie. “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.” Former CIA chief in Europe, Tyler Drumheller described the admission as “fascinating” and argued the emergence of the truth “makes me feel better” and indicated even in 2003 he had some doubts.
Janabi claims as early as 2000, the German BND knew he was lying. They found evidence he was lying and chose to ignore what they thought was reality even though reality proved what Janabi claimed existed did not. Janabi now argues that if all ends well, then it was OK to lie in order to get what he desired–the end of Saddam Hussein. I wonder if his feelings that all ends well in the end is shared by mothers and wives who lost husbands and sons in a combat that never should have occurred.
George Bush has no comment on this revelation. I assume he now will claim it was a revelation to him about lying.