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Curve Ball
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Source of Faulty Iraq Weapons Claims Revealed

Meet Rafid Ahmed Alwan, otherwise known as “Curve Ball” in intelligence circles.  He’s an Iraqi defector who apparently won himself a green card with his fabricated claims about Saddam Hussein’s regime harboring biological weapons, which became the CIA’s (and Colin Powell’s) key justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Posted on Nov 3, 2007 READ MORE


GAO: U.S. Vulnerable to WMD Attack

Despite spending billions of dollars, the United States is woefully unprepared for an attack involving either chemical or biological weapons, according to a report recently declassified by the Government Accountability Office. The strain of the Iraq war has contributed to problems with staffing, equipping and training the military units expected to respond in the event of such a crisis.

Posted on Feb 28, 2007 READ MORE


Fertilization
Wikipedia

Men Have Biological Clocks Too

A group of U.S. and UK researchers have suggested that children born to older fathers are likelier to develop autism.  The study of 132,271 Israeli children implies the possibility that men also have time constraints on procreation.

Posted on Sep 4, 2006 READ MORE


Study: Sperm Quality Deteriorates With Age

It apparently isn’t just women who have a biological clock.

Posted on Jun 7, 2006 READ MORE


McClellan Wants Media to Apologize for Trailers Story

The White House spokesman said news networks should apologize for reporting on the Washington Post’s story about the phony Iraqi weapons trailers. But when reporters quizzed him on what Bush knew and when he knew it, McClellan ducked the question.

Posted on Apr 12, 2006 READ MORE


Bush Pushed Discredited Iraqi Weapons Trailers Claim

Bush claimed that two small trailers found after the invasion of Iraq vindicated his claim of banned WMDs—but intelligence officials had already concluded that the trailers were bogus.
The Washington Post has the scoop.

Posted on Apr 11, 2006 READ MORE


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