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LA Times: How U.S. Fell Under the Spell of 'Curveball'

Curveball, the Iraqi defector who was the source for much of the pre-war intelligence on WMDs has turned out to be a liar and possibly mentally unstable. Some of his assertions, repeated by our President and others in his administration, were proven wrong BEFORE they were used to justify the war.

I’ve been avoiding posting about the Iraq fiasco due to mental and emotional fatigue (I still can’t believe the administration has gotten away with this), but this was too important not to highlight.

How U.S. Fell Under the Spell of ‘Curveball’:

Powell said he was never warned, during three days of intense briefings at CIA headquarters before his U.N. speech, that he was using material that both the DIA and CIA had determined was false. “As you can imagine, I was not pleased,” Powell said. “What really made me not pleased was they had put out a burn notice on this guy, and people who were even present at my briefings knew it.”

[via Boing Boing]