Wednesday, 30 January 2008

The Curveball con

The US-based Center for Public Integrity has published a report The War Card: Orchestrated deception on the path to war. This shows that:
President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
Meanwhile, Democracy Now! carries the transcript of a TV interview with Los Angeles Times reporter Bob Drogin about his new book, "Curveball: Spies, Lies, and the Con Man Who Caused a War." The book "examines how a former Iraqi taxi driver helped build the Bush administration’s case for war by making false claims about Saddam Hussein’s alleged biological and chemical weapons programs."

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