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State of war : the secret history of the CIA and the Bush administration

Author: James Risen
Publisher: New York : Free Press, ©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  Read more...
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Risen, James.
State of war.
New York : Free Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607654804
Online version:
Risen, James.
State of war.
New York : Free Press, c2006
(OCoLC)609125297
Named Person: George W Bush; George Bush; George W Bush; George Bush; George W Bush
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Risen
ISBN: 0743270665 9780743270663
OCLC Number: 62764515
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
"Who authorized putting him on pain medication?" --
The program --
Casus belli --
The hunt for WMD --
Skeptics and zealots --
Spinning war and peace --
Losing Afghanistan --
In denial: oil, terrorism, and Saudia Arabia --
A rogue operation --
Afterword.
Responsibility: James Risen.
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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.

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"Illuminating and disturbing...a monumental job of reporting." -- "The New York Times"

 
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