Source of Iraq WMD intelligence tells his story

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    BERLIN, Germany (CNN) -- His phone number was published in a German phone directory -- Rafid Alwan, whose claims that Saddam Hussein was producing biological agents helped launch the Iraq war.

    He was reluctant to speak on the record, initially denying he was Iraqi or that he was the defector dubbed "Curveball" by the CIA. But eight months after we first contacted him, Alwan agreed to an interview, and we met in an anonymous hotel room in a southern German town.

    Trying to get details from him was difficult -- he spoke at length, often launching into a flowery history of Iraq or a description of Hussein's crimes, and in Arabic, which meant we had to wait after each answer for a translation.

    We spoke for more than three hours, Alwan sitting across the room from me, wearing a stylish black suit. But in the end, he hadn't said very much at all.

    In the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell delivered a dramatic presentation to the U.N. Security Council. The United States had first-hand accounts, he said, detailing how Hussein was secretly creating biological agents using mobile laboratories in "road-trailer units and rail cars."

    Source of Iraq WMD intelligence tells his story - CNN.com
     
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    Wingnuts, please line up and take a number :lol:
     
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    um, read the story at the link
    he denies he made the claims attributed to him
    and he denies the US ever talked to him directly
    so whatever the Germans gave us from him they must have fabricated
     
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    that is, of course, unless CNN is lying now
    ;)
     
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    Number 1 for you sir, please stand in line, we're going to be very busy shortly.
     
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    Hello (in best Mr Ed voice)

     
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    again, since the man claims he NEVER spoke to US intel, that means either he is lying now, or we never actually talked to the man
     
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    btw, Curveball wasnt part of US Intel used for the WMD claims
     
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    btw, FUCK you on the wingnut claim
    i'm not saying what YOU seem to think i am
     
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    Then be clear about what you mean.

    Wingnut.
     
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