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    U.S. whiffs on "Curveball" .

    If this article shows anything it shows that Tenet needs to be questioned under oath.

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    Powell also highlighted Curveball's "eyewitness" account when he warned the U.N. Security Council on the eve of war that Iraq's trucks could brew enough weapons-grade microbes "in a single month to kill thousands upon thousands of people."

    The BND supervisor said he was aghast when he watched Powell misstate Curveball's information as a justification for war. "We were shocked," the German official said. "Mein Gott! We had always told them it was not proven ... ."

    In a telephone interview, Powell said CIA director George Tenet and his top deputies personally assured him before the Feb. 5, 2003, speech that intelligence on the mobile labs was "solid." Since then, Powell said, the case "has totally blown up in our faces."

    Powell said no one warned him that veterans in the CIA's clandestine division, including the European division chief, had voiced growing doubts about Curveball's credibility. "This is one we really pressed on, really spent a lot of time on," Powell recalled. "We knew how important it was."
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    But German intelligence officials say the CIA was wrong. Curveball "only heard rumors of an accident," the BND supervisor said. "He gave a thirdhand account."

    Tenet has denied ignoring warnings that Curveball might be a fabricator. He declined to be interviewed for this story.
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    U.N. weapons teams also raided the other sites Curveball named. They interrogated managers, seized documents and used ground-penetrating radar to search, according to U.N. reports. They found no evidence of anything suspicious.

    On March 7, 2003, Hans Blix, the chief U.N. inspector, told the Security Council that searches had found "no evidence" of mobile biological-production facilities in Iraq. It drew little notice at the time.

    The invasion of Iraq began two weeks later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daThomas
    U.S. whiffs on "Curveball" .

    If this article shows anything it shows that Tenet needs to be questioned under oath.

    Some excerpts;

    Powell also highlighted Curveball's "eyewitness" account when he warned the U.N. Security Council on the eve of war that Iraq's trucks could brew enough weapons-grade microbes "in a single month to kill thousands upon thousands of people."

    The BND supervisor said he was aghast when he watched Powell misstate Curveball's information as a justification for war. "We were shocked," the German official said. "Mein Gott! We had always told them it was not proven ... ."

    In a telephone interview, Powell said CIA director George Tenet and his top deputies personally assured him before the Feb. 5, 2003, speech that intelligence on the mobile labs was "solid." Since then, Powell said, the case "has totally blown up in our faces."

    Powell said no one warned him that veterans in the CIA's clandestine division, including the European division chief, had voiced growing doubts about Curveball's credibility. "This is one we really pressed on, really spent a lot of time on," Powell recalled. "We knew how important it was."
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    But German intelligence officials say the CIA was wrong. Curveball "only heard rumors of an accident," the BND supervisor said. "He gave a thirdhand account."

    Tenet has denied ignoring warnings that Curveball might be a fabricator. He declined to be interviewed for this story.
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    U.N. weapons teams also raided the other sites Curveball named. They interrogated managers, seized documents and used ground-penetrating radar to search, according to U.N. reports. They found no evidence of anything suspicious.

    On March 7, 2003, Hans Blix, the chief U.N. inspector, told the Security Council that searches had found "no evidence" of mobile biological-production facilities in Iraq. It drew little notice at the time.

    The invasion of Iraq began two weeks later.
    Is curveball Chalibi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NRG
    Is curveball Chalibi?
    No, Chalabi is another POS willing to say what this administration wanted in the leadup to the invasion. Mostly that the peoples of Iraq would meet the U.S. invaders with rose petals at their feet. He is currently a Deputy Prime Minister in the Iraqi parliment.

    He is apparently running for prime minister in the Dec elections.

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