Colin Powell demands answers about Curveball

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    Colin Powell demands answers over Curveball's WMD lies | World news | The Guardian

    I think a lie that was backed by the Bush administration, which ultimately led to the death of over 5,000 Americans and the expenditure of a trillion dollars deserves to be investigated. Why didn't the CIA write this guy off as a liar? Who in the administration was behind the push to negate any and all nayayers who came out against the WMD lie? I guess the GOP hacks on the board will quickly dismiss Powell.
     
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    On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, according to two former senior CIA officers. Bush dismissed as worthless this information from the Iraqi foreign minister, a member of Saddam's inner circle, although it turned out to be accurate in every detail. Tenet never brought it up again.

    Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction - Iraq war - Salon.com
     
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    colin is a little late.
     
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    Jeezus khrist. Bush wasn't the only one pushing the lie then was he?

    Al gore Hillary Clinton bill Clinton Ted Kennedy all claimed saddam had wmds too.

    I mean the list includes almost everyone in a power position in the entire world

    including powell himself;

    "But Powell noted that Iraq used chemical weapons in the Iraq-Iran war and on the Kurds in the 1980s and had the chance to come clean about its programs to the international community through the '90s.

    Secretary of State Colin Powell Thursday defended the Bush administration's position that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction programs and defended his speech on the matter to the United Nations last February."


    Powell on WMD existence: 'This game is still unfolding' - CNN
     
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    Yes, he's trying to restore his now ruined reputation, too late.
     
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    So, that settles it. It was the Decider who led us into a needless war. He can now sit on his porch in Texas and tell everyone how he kicked Saddam's ars, cause he tried to kill his old man. All he has to do to repay us is give back the Trillion dollars spent on his war and revive the 5,000 Americans. It began in the white house and then his people fed the lie to Congress. Recovering alcoholics should never be president.

    WHAT A LOSER THIS MAN IS!
     
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    PS, the Germans knew this guy was a liar and that his information was bogus, which explains why most of Europe didn't go help to invade Iraq. The Germans warned the US about him and Bush and Rumsfeld, two decrepit, power hungry, war mongering idiots used bogus info to carry out what they already wanted to do.
     
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    Message to Powell:

    Call your former boss in Texas and ask him. Maybe he can clue you in on why he believed a LIE. He and DICK had their agenda and nothing, including the truth, was going to stop them.
     
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    On one hand, the lives and money wasted on Iraq saddens me but a part of me can't help but find satisfaction in how things like Curveball and Wikileaks have showed what an utter disastrous fuck up neo conservative/liberal interventionism is.
     
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    Oh boy, here we go again!

    Those who are listed were NOT building a case to go to war. Where as "W" did build a case and gave his evidence to Congress and the US public. Problem is that it was built on lies and not conjecture.
     

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