A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to detect or prevent the 9/11 attacks, and details the Bush administration’s. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security. A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure to Acclaimed author James Bamford–whose classic book The Puzzle.
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Could the media and public be duped again? No Place to Hide. It sort of recalls what LBJ told a reporter, who asked him what he thought of the Kennedy assassination. Jun 23, Alvin rated it really liked it. I think any weak-sauce notions we can extract and call victories out of that quagmire are or will be proven out to be Pyrrhic for our nation, in time.
A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford
Feb 09, Minutes. Retrieved from ” https: No trivia or quizzes yet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is easily the most detailed account of how we got into Iraq from within the depths of the C.
Part of the problem was the agencies were still fighting the Cold War and agents were enjoying the perks traditional with service in overseas embassies: Bamforc had attempted to kill Bush senior, George W’s mother, wife and brothers during their visit to Kuwait. View all 13 comments.
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Intelligence Community, but sub-par foreign policy analysis Related Links Contact us about speaking engagements with James Bamford. Ja,es is particularly good at exposing Bush’s abuse of intelligence information and both he and Halper and Clarke agree on the crucial and irresponsible manipulation of the “Clean Break” proposals of getting rid of Saddam which had been commissioned in Israel and submitted to Netanyahu, who rejected it, and Bush who enacted it.
Nothing in this book did I dislike.
Old Rome only lasted so long as there were new lands to conquer and wars to wage so that the spoils and plunder could feed her. Also by Jamez Bamford. I remember thinking and feeling that even if the intelligence wasn’t solid, even if we didn’t end up finding the WMDs we decided to fight to find and destroy, the war would still be worth it to liberate the population from an evil tyrant, and to finish the unfinished business of Bush’s Gulf War well, it felt unfinished to me at the time, as close as we were to totally collapsing the bombed-out shell of a regime we’d left Hussein’s pretxt then.
Please try again later. Media reports can only honestly be second-source material, as you’d be relying on what they had for sources in their prretext piece. Some of it helpful to the context, some not so much. Jan 16, columbialion rated it liked it Recommended to columbialion by: One notable remark by an unidentified ofr in the CIA exclaimed to his employees that if the President wanted a war, then their jobs were to produce the justification and reasons.
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The terrorists claimed the attacks were in protest of American Israeli policies, particularly the savage attack on a Lebanese town in which numerous women and children were killed. I don’t have a solution.
Nov 13, Aram rated it it was amazing. I remember thinking and feeling that even if the intelligence wasn’t solid, even if we didn’t end up finding the WMDs we decided to fight to find and destroy, the war would still be worth it to liberate the population I won’t call this a formal review. An interesting account of the Bush administration’s gross negligence in committing the grave act of taking the nation into a “war of choice”, twisting intelligence information at every step along the way to fabricate the rationale for what to date appears to have been a massive strategic blunder.
I’d call the whole mess plausible. Roughly two-thirds of the book was unnecessary if interesting filler.
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