He’s pretty much been known as a liar for years, but the Guardian newspaper (one of those foreign publications that practices journalism as opposed to repeating what someone tweets) landed an interview with Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, aka “Curveball”, the man who’s lies about Saddam’s WMD program the Bush Administration used to sell the war. See interview excerpts here. Meanwhile, the Washington Post’s coverage of “curveball” is found in Thomas Boswell’s baseball column.
It was quite the mutually beneficial and deceitful arrangement between al-Janabi his German intelligence handlers [the BND], the British and the U.S.
He portrays the BND as gullible and so eager to tease details from him that they gave him a Perry’s Chemical Engineering Handbook to help communicate. He still has the book in his small, rented flat in Karlsruhe, south-west Germany.
“They were asking me about pumps for filtration, how to make detergent after the reaction,” he said. “Any engineer who studied in this field can explain or answer any question they asked.”
When you see the interview, you’ll notice that “Curveball” has something in common with his boosters in the Bush Administration. He has few regrets, not about the lies and the needless deaths, but about the loss of some of his conveniences, like his German Government supplied cellphone.
Oh, sorry he actually lost “something” because he lied and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths. That’s something that hasn’t happened to anyone from the Bush Administration.
Moving right along…how about that Iran?