7,680. 2/15/2011

Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka Curveball, admitted in interviews on February 15, 2011 that he fabricated information about Saddam’s biological weapons programs. He said: ” ‘I will be honest with you. I now have a lot of problems because the BND [Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service] have taken away my flat, taken my mobile phone: I’m in a bad position. But if I could go back to 2000, if someone asked me, I would say the same thing because I wouldn’t want that regime to continue in our country.’ ”

 – Martin Chulov and Helen Pidd, “Curveball: How US was Duped by Iraqi Fantasist Looking to Topple Saddam,” The Guardian, Feb. 15, 2011

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