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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Jun 05, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: More importantly, it outlines Bamford’s criticism of the performance of America’s intelligence agencies baford a crisis.

At least some first-source material. Hell, I’m cynical enough to even call it damn likely, but Bamford’s simply told us a story here. In a few short pages, Bamford tells us that at five minutes past noontime on Sept 11, George Tenet passed a note to Donald Rumsfeld that said that at 9: This is a ham-fisted pretdxt amateurish way to cite your source material, IMO. An anonymous CIA official tells that they were ordered, “If Bush wants to go to war, it’s your job to give him a reason to do so.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. He then provides how the spy agencies work in this country and how information was transmitted to the policy makers. In Chapter 4, and earlier, the author discusses alternate sites for government in case This book discusses the abuse of intelligence by recent administrations.


He goes on jamees compare the flight of Bush to a military base in the middle of the country, rather than back to Washington with that of LBJ after the Kennedy assassination. I w this book because of Bamford’s “The Puzzle Palace,” which to me was a much better book. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. The first part describes in detail the hours before, during, and after the crashing of the two airplanes into the World Trade Center in New York.

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This book made me more curious about George Tenet. The real truth could be as far from this depiction of reality as President Bush’s alleged conviction flr Iraq had WMDs. The means we employed cannot justify either set of ends, ideal or real.

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Iraq did end jams liberated from that bamfoed dictator. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Start reading A Pretext for War ofr your Kindle in under a minute. Believing was a US Government conspiracy is one thing. National Commission on Terrorist Attacks. Those who critcize this book for what it is not – more conspiracy theory, are making a HUGE mistake by failing to appreciate it for what it is – a powerful indictment of W without using a single fact that can be disputed.

Anchor; Reprint edition May 10, Language: He has written about the NSA Body of Secrets, a very good look at that agency and the world of spying. Apr 03, Spook rated it really liked it.

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Nov 13, Aram rated it it was amazing. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. There is a odd page section of notes prrtext the back of the book, jammes they are organized by page number of body text, and contain no precise callout to the particular sentence or statement to which they refer.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It’s hard to accept the idea that our govt might lead us into a meaningless foreign war.

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

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? It is also notable that the Qana massacre is one of the sources of Osama rage. Regurgitated newspaper and magazine articles. You don’t need the expansive backgrounder on Al Qaeda to understand that if such a connection could be shown, the case for war would be far easier to make. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The message said that there was yet a fourth target.

A Pretext for War

One person found this helpful. History repeatedly demonstrates that once a tiger has been taken by the tail, the hold on the tail is passed from one administration to its successor. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them.