Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed "Curveball" by intelligence forces, has for the first time admitted that he told lies about the regime of Saddam Hussein that led to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. He says he´s proud that he did it.
"They [intelligence officials] gave me this chance," he said. "I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that and we are proud [...] that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy," he said.
Then-US Sec. of State Colin Powell delivered a speech consisting mostly of al-Janabi´s lies to the UN eight years ago. Al-Janabi admits his claims had been discredited well before Powell´s speech. Donald Rumsfeld has also admitted there were no WMDs.