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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The smoking-gun doesn’t appear until the final chapter, and disappointingly, it appears to be entirely based upon an anonymous interview pretezt purported to be a “senior official” in position to know about and have documented first hand the events and statements of the other administration officials which, taken together, created that smoking-gun.
A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: The recent disclosure of this spy story, coming after Bamford’s book, supports the author’s position. Some of it helpful to the context, some not so much. The idea is that we have to become more like the enemy and act like them, i.
Most of the source material appearing in the notes are mainstream media publications. One person found this helpful. Paul Benkert rated it really liked it Feb 13, 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. I don’t need to point out that the USA was created not as a democracy, but a representative republic A Pretext for War reveals the systematic weaknesses behind the failure t In A Pretext for Waracclaimed author James Bamford—whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency—draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating expos?
Following interrogation by the Philippine police, it was learned they had also planed [bad pun: And he has done his homework. Showing of 70 reviews.
For Bush it was personal. A very interesting book. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. There is a odd page section of notes at the back of the book, but they are organized by page number of body text, and contain no precise callout to the particular sentence or statement to bamrord they refer.
In Chapter 4, and earlier, the author discusses alternate sites for government in case of need. In A Pretext for War, acclaimed author James Bamford-whose classic book The Puzzle Palace first revealed the existence of the National Security Agency-draws on his unparalleled access to top intelligence sources to produce a devastating expos?
A Man Called Intrepid. I give this book a five star for the powerful indictment of W that it is and partially to counteract the idiots who cannot embrace something that supports their cause because it does not fit their version of reality. Now Bamford applies his relentless investigative drive and unparalleled access to intelligence sources to produce a headline-making book about the most pressing issues of the present day.
Well, okay that’s fine as far as that goes, but I was kind of expecting Bamford has some sort of “inside-baseball” connection to the facts here. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
A Pretext for War
Fpr real truth could be as far from this depiction of ror as President Bush’s alleged conviction that Iraq fir WMDs. I remember thinking and feeling that even if the intelligence wasn’t solid, even if we didn’t end up finding the Ofr 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 government then.
Since then the whole thing has been shown to be a fabrication. Trivia About A Pretext for War While Halper and Clarke place the topic of going to war into an historical scholarly framework, Bamford, a journalist, gives us a contemporary account of the major events in the formation of Al Qaeda and the activities in the intelligence services leading to the war against Iraq.
May 27, Jose rated it really liked it. It’s more often simple re-writing of press releases, hear-say analysis, and one outlet copy-pasting the work of another outlet maybe with attribution ad absurdum until it’s worked its way magically into common-knowledge fact.
Bamford unearths new uames. This page was last edited on 23 Septemberat Feb 27, Martha Johnson rated it really liked it.
The ends we’ve wound up with are hardly the shining embodiments of some American ideal on freedom and justice or even security for our nation which we’d imagined before boots hit the ground. The Great War jwmes Our Time. Item s unavailable for purchase.