"Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, codenamed "Curveball" by German and American intelligence officials, now admits he made up tales of mobile biological weapons trucks and clandestine weapons factories in Iraq, information that was used by the Bush White House to press the case for war. He also says he'd do it again.
"Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right," Janabi told The Guardian. "They gave me this chance. I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime. I and my sons are proud of that..."
Proud. Perhaps the way that Marshall Petain and Vidkun Quisling were proud of helping an invader crush their country and murder their fellow citizens. A lot to be proud of there, and it is a "pride" that many in this country can share.