State Of War

State Of War

The Secret History Of The CIA And The Bush Administration

Book - 2006
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With relentless media coverage, it is hard to believe that we still might not know some of the most significant facts about the presidency of George W. Bush. Yet beneath the surface events of the Bush presidency lies a secret history that involves domestic spying, abuses of power, and outrageous operations. It includes a CIA that became caught in a political crossfire that it could not withstand, and what it did to respond. It includes a Defense Department that made its own foreign policy, even against the wishes of the commander-in-chief. It features a president who created a sphere of deniability in which his top aides were briefed on matters of the utmost sensitivity--but the president was carefully kept in ignorance. Based on extraordinary sources in Washington and around the world, this book exposes an explosive chain of events and a series of troubling patterns.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, c2006.
ISBN: 9780743270663
Characteristics: 240 p. ; 24 cm.


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Sep 15, 2007

So good as to be incredibly depressing. If you follow the news, not much of this will come as a surprise - and I'm old and jaded enough to be not-as-horrified-as-I-should-be, or would have been in my twenties or thirties. The Bush administration and the CIA both absolutely ooze incompetence - and that is very scary, but not new. Still, I am comforted that it has been written down. The power of the word - may it yet do some good.

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