Sunday, November 20, 2005

"Mein Gott! We had always told them it was not proven...It was not hard intelligence."

Intelligence about how to throw a mean curveball? Uh, no.

Actually, those are the words of an official with Germany's intelligence service, BND, upon hearing U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell refer to intelligence gathered from an Iraqi source code-named Curveball while Powell spoke at the United Nations prior to the war. Needless to say, the Germans - the ones who had been working with Curveball for some time - were shocked to learn that the U.S. was actually going to rely on information gained from this unreliable source.

Read more about Curveball in today's LA Times article by Bob Drogin and John Goetz. After interviewing up to thirty different intelligence sources from various countries, Drogin and Goetz paint a very disturbing picture of how the Bush administration used unreliable intelligence to state its case for war.

Day by day, it becomes more crystal clear that the Bush administration fabricated its way into taking the U.S. to war in Iraq with lies, intentional deception and manipulation of intelligence. They knowingly lied to Congress, the American people and the rest of the world. And now they're responsible for the destruction of a nation, the deaths of nearly 2,100 U.S. troops and countless thousands of innocent Iraqis, as well as gruesome, lifelong injuries to tens of thousands of others.

Americans everywhere should be ashamed and embarassed. I am. Those who lied their way into a war are traitors to what America should stand for.


At 2:46 PM, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Hey, you're back! Welcome! Put you back in my links. You'd think that the codename 'curveball' might have been hint, don't you think? I wonder if they have similar informants called Knuckleball, Slider, Spitter, Splitter and Circle Change? Then there's always the Knuckle Curve and the Testicle Clamp...


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