Thursday, February 17, 2011

Colin Powell demands answers over false Iraq intel: reports | The Raw Story

Colin Powell demands answers over false Iraq intel: reports | The Raw Story: "LONDON — Ex-secretary of state Colin Powell called on the CIA and Pentagon to explain how he was given unreliable information which proved key to the US case for invading Iraq, the Guardian reported Wednesday.

Powell's landmark speech to the United Nations on February 5, 2003, cited intelligence about Iraq leader Saddam Hussein's bioweapons programme gained from a defector, codenamed Curveball.

But he has now admitted that he lied to topple the dictator, in an interview with the Guardian.

'It has been known for several years that the source called Curveball was totally unreliable,' Powell told the British newspaper....

- bth: when Powell gave his famous speech I believed him. I didn't believe Bush or Cheney or the neocons but when Powell said, it I figured that was that. So now Powell is calling the CIA? He has known for years that this guy Curveball was a liar set up by Chalabi and others. Further if Colin Powell had in 2002 or 3 when he found out he had been used by Cheney, resigned, history would be vastly different and he would likely be president today. But Powell is consistent. Powell does what is good for Powell. He has been that way since Vietnam. One wonders what the world would be like if he had been a better man, a braver man.

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