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 trend is away from public scrutiny, when, in my opinion, more is needed. Rumsfeld dismissed the intelligence. The American Enterprise Institute’s Project for a New American Century was a good start and led to more clues and into the right directions. Item s unavailable for purchase. Landon rated it liked it Dec 10, It envisioned a complete rearrangement of the Mideast with the U. But only sparsely in part II and more fully in part III does Bamford finally get to the jamws upon which the title for the book is taken: Proper democracy depends on an informed electorate.

Open Preview See a Problem? Page 1 of 1 Start over Bamord 1 of 1. This information, a preview of the attack, was either lost or disregarded in one of the intelligence failures that Bamford delineates in a most interesting book. I hate the war, I was wrong to have supported Bush and the war.

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies by James Bamford

He then provides how the spy agencies work in this country and how information was transmitted to the policy makers. And he has done his homework. Get to Know Us. Published May 10th by Anchor first published Since then the whole thing has been shown to be a fabr This book makes me very sad because pretexf it really is true what this book is telling us then we pretedt caused the deaths of thousands of service men and thousands of Iraqi civilians because of the personal vendetta of president Bush.


All they needed was a pretext, even if that pretext turned out to be fictional. Hell, I’m cynical enough to even call it damn likely, but Bamford’s simply told us a story here. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. This book discusses the abuse of intelligence by recent administrations. He presents mucho specificity in support of the fact that the Iraq was had little or nothing to do with the rationales for war presented by the administration. This source is also anonymous, called out only in the body text as, “a senior official closely associated with the event”.

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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 w it to liberate the population I won’t call this a formal review. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

A Game of Thrones. At the Center of the Storm. An anonymous CIA official tells that they were ordered, “If Bush wants to go to war, it’s your job to give pretfxt a reason to do so.

A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies

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They used a digital watch with an alarm, some fine wires, a contact lens solution bottle filled with nitro glycerin soaked in cotton, to create a nasty little bomb that was placed under the seat and then detonated 4 hours later after the terrorist had left the plane at an intermediate stop. This book details the lies and deceptions that the Bush administration pushed on us pre-Iraq war to convince the country that we should go to war with Iraq.

A Dance with Dragons. This spy story also invalidates much of the criticism some reviewers have of his book. Set up a giveaway. Views Gamford Edit View history. Sometimes a short quotation from the text is prepended to the note to help localize you in the text. Important for people to read. Bamford is excellent on intelligence activities and the tracing of Al Qaeda’s tranformation of being an ally of the Warr.

May 27, Jose rated it really liked it. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. I give this book a five star for the powerful indictment of W that it is aar partially to counteract the idiots who cannot embrace something that supports their cause because it does not fit their version of reality.