Sunday, August 21, 2005

The Tailor of Bagdad

It’s amazing how real life imitates art. In John LeCarre’s Tailor of Panama the United States almost invaded Panama based upon intelligence made up by a tailor. Tonight CNN is airing Dead Wrong — Inside an Intelligence Meltdown which shows how the United States actually did invade Iraq based upon distorting intelligence reports. The claims of production of WMD in Iraq were largely based upon reports by someone known as Curveball who we now know was making things up. It seems nobody in the Bush Administration really cared to verify that the stories told by Curveball were true.


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