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Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi (Arabic: رافد أحمد علوان, Rāfid Aḥmad Alwān; born 1968), known by the Central Intelligence Agency cryptonym "Curveball", is an Iraqi citizen who defected from Iraq in 1999, claiming that he had worked as a chemical engineer at a plant that manufactured mobile biological weapon laboratories as part of an Iraqi weapons of mass destruction program. Alwan's allegations were subsequently shown to be false by the Iraq Survey Group's final report published in 2004.
Despite warnings from the German Federal Intelligence Service questioning the authenticity of the claims, the US Government utilized them to build arationale for military action in the lead up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, including in the 2003 State of the Union address, where President Bush said "we know that Iraq, in the late 1990s, had several mobile biological weapons labs", and Colin Powell's presentation to the UN Security Council, which contained a computer generated image of a mobile biological weapons laboratory. On November 4, 2007, 60 Minutes revealed Curveball's real identity. Former CIA official Tyler Drumheller summed up Curveball as "a guy trying to get his green card essentially, in Germany, and playing the system for what it was worth."
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No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar. Abraham Lincoln
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain
Who lies for you will lie against you. Bosnian Proverb
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A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish Proverb
A lie will easily get you out of a scrape, and yet, strangely and beautifully, rapture possesses you when you have taken the scrape and left out the lie. Charles Edward Montague
Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. Austin O'Malley
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold. Aristotle
The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie: A fault, which needs it most, grows two thereby. George Herbert
With lies you may get ahead in the world - but you can never go back. Russian proverb
Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. Josh Billings
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance. Edgar J. Mohn
The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff. Ambrose Bierce
When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. Bill Copeland
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Honesty is never seen sitting astride the fence. Lemuel K. Washburn
A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future. Unknown
I never lie because I don't fear anyone. You only lie when you're afraid. John Gotti
Truth fears no questions. Unknown
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth - anonymously and posthumously. Thomas Sowell
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson
I don't mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Samuel Butler
Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. Winston Churchill
If you want to ruin the truth, stretch it. Unknown
The truth is more important than the facts. Frank Lloyd Wright
Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited. James Cardinal Gibbons
Respect for the truth is an acquired taste. Mark Van Doren
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on. Winston Churchill
Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological. Robert Brault
People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard J. Needham
There is always a way to be honest without being brutal. Arthur Dobrin
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. Unknown
When truth is divided, errors multiply. Eli Siegel
Honesty pays, but it don't seem to pay enough to suit some people. Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard
Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. Slovenian Proverb
Always tell the truth. Even if you have to make it up. Unknown
The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Adlai Stevenson
Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault
The truth needs so little rehearsal. Barbara Kingsolver
Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks. Lin Yutang
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. Saki
One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. Mark Twain
Someday a computer will give a wrong answer to spare someone's feelings, and man will have invented artificial intelligence. Robert Brault
It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. Jerome K. Jerome
It takes two to lie. One to lie and one to listen. Homer Simpson