Curveball : "Curveball" was the codename given to the mysterious defector whose first-hand "evidence" on Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons program would ultimately prove vital in the Bush administration's attempts to justify the invasion of Iraq. The only problem being that this evidence was nothing more than a pack of lies. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Drogin, who broke the story to a shocked world, has written the definitive account of the most notorious intelligence fiasco in recent American history. Compelling and breathlessly paced, Curveball shows how squabbling, arrogance and incompetence within the various U.S. intelligence agencies allowed Curveball's lies to spread higher and higher up the chain of authority, eventually reaching the White House itself.
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