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1 Romantic Heretic  Apr 3, 2012 7:17:47am

Shrugs. Anybody with sense knew he was lying.

Anyway, the decision to attack Iraq had been made almost a decade before it actually happened. Its purpose, as I’ve noted before, was to send a message to the world: The U.S. is in sole charge now and this is what happens to people who defy us. Mr. al-Janabi’s lies helped fabricate a reason for the invasion.

The decision to invade Iraq was made not because Iraq was dangerous, but because it wasn’t. After a decade of sanctions much of Iraq’s military forces were paralyzed by lack of maintenance and ammunition. Also, much of the terrain of Iraq is perfect for the mechanized warfare that the U.S. military has focused on for decades.

So, this revelation doesn’t surprise me.

2 Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2012 9:55:28am

Actually, this isn’t really new. ‘Curveball’ was on 60 Minutes last year and admitted then that it was all a lie - and the Iraq Survey Group concluded the same thing in 2004.

The BBC is hyping this up as if it’s a big revelation, but it’s actually old news.

3 Islamo-Masonic Conspirator  Apr 3, 2012 9:56:49am

Exactly. Why is this news again?

4 aagcobb  Apr 3, 2012 11:00:44am

re: #3 Liberty Hedgehog (fka Freedom Alligator)

Exactly. Why is this news again?

Its a good reminder given that the GOP is banging the drums for a war with Iran.


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