Tune in to "Dead Wrong" tonight at 8PM on CNN
Powell, spewing lies about WMD from informants, known to be liars that weren’t even interviewed by the CIA.
I’ll be curious to see this episode of CNN Presents, which looks like it’s going to be the first attempt by a cable news channel to finally take the lid off of the complete fabrications that got us into this war in Iraq.
‘Dead Wrong:’ Inside an Intelligence Meltdown
President Bush’s case for pre-emptive war against Iraq was based substantially on evidence that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction. But a presidential commission described the pre-war intelligence as “dead wrong.” CNN Presents pieces together the chain of events that led to the faulty intelligence.
I love the White House web site on the UN testimony, “Iraq: Denial and Deception.” The site’s f*cking embarrassing, given all that has transpired since it was launched/released on February 5, 2003. On the CNN program, the following testimony is completely debunked as fraudulent information. Larry Johnson noted that the text Powell read to the U.N. Security Council, was based on one source, “Curveball,” who wasn’t even debriefed by the CIA.
Let me take you inside that intelligence file and share with you what we know from eye witness accounts. We have firsthand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails.
The trucks and train cars are easily moved and are designed to evade detection by inspectors. In a matter of months, they can produce a quantity of biological poison equal to the entire amount that Iraq claimed to have produced in the years prior to the Gulf War.
Although Iraq’s mobile production program began in the mid-1990s, U.N. inspectors at the time only had vague hints of such programs. Confirmation came later, in the year 2000.
The source was an eye witness, an Iraqi chemical engineer who supervised one of these facilities. He actually was present during biological agent production runs. He was also at the site when an accident occurred in 1998. Twelve technicians died from exposure to biological agents.
He reported that when UNSCOM was in country and inspecting, the biological weapons agent production always began on Thursdays at midnight because Iraq thought UNSCOM would not inspect on the Muslim Holy Day, Thursday night through Friday. He added that this was important because the units could not be broken down in the middle of a production run, which had to be completed by Friday evening before the inspectors might arrive again.