For the Bush Administration, Curveball (the super secret source on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction) seemed God-sent. He supplied intelligence that the President used to launch a preemptive invasion of Iraq. It turns out that Rafid Ahmed Alwan learned how to super-size such stories from the best: Burger King (where he was viewed as a congenital liar by the minimum wage staff).
After reading this report, it is incredible that anyone in the Administration would rely on Alwan who was viewed as a liar by co-workers in various low-paying jobs. Our allies dismissed him as unreliable, but the Bush Administration immediately latched on to Curveball as credible.
Given the thousands of lives and tens of thousands of wounder soldiers and hundreds of billions spent, it is astonishing that we do not have nationwide protests of outrage. The fact is that many of the people pushing this war like Paul Wolfowitz and Doug Feith would have offered greater service in the short-order line next to Alwan. These are people (including President Bush and congressional allies) who blissfully sent off the sons and daughters of others to fight in a war based on false intelligence and the manufactured accounts. This profile reinforces the evidence that the Administration would have cited a golden retriever if it were pointing in the direction of Iraq.
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