Will all the gullible, agenda-driven reporters please stand up…
So, the notorious “Curveball” was revealed to be someone called Rafid Ahmed Alwan, according to a 60 Minutes report.
Some journalists have made careers out of linking “Curveball” to the Iraqi National Congress, an organization I worked with for seven years. This was CIA disinformation in all its magnificent audacity: “Curveball” was the agency’s mess, but if the spooks could somehow pin him on Ahmed Chalabi’s INC then all those gullible, Bush-hating journos out there will follow the mistaken scent.
The pack went off yelping like mad and typing furiously, and another neocon-bashing myth was born.
At first, “Curveball” was peddled as the older brother of an INC operative or a Chalabi bodyguard; then the story was modified and turned him into a cousin of somebody in the INC, and then finally he was supposed to be a relative of somebody who may be affiliated with the INC.
Rafid Ahmed Alwan is neither the brother, cousin or relative of anyone I know in the INC, and I knew the whole bunch. Should anyone out there try to link him to a certain T. M. Alwan Al-D., then I am sorry to disappoint you: that’s yet another case of mistaken identity. That guy doesn't have anyone called Rafid in his extended family.
Or maybe "relative" itself is a relative term, just like its turns out that Cheney and Obama are distant relatives, as are Hillary and Madonna.
It's time for all those journos to tell us exactly who in the INC is related to Rafid Ahmed Alwan. Otherwise, they should own-up to their foolish mistake.
So, will any of the suckers out there retract their poisoned words, and apologize for being unsuspecting shills for George Tenet?
I wonder what other myths and lies will be proven wrong as the years roll by...