A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies [Audiobook] by James Bamford
English | June 9, 2004 | ASIN: B0002P0CJW | MP3@64 kbps | 11 hrs 48 mins | 327 MB
Narrator: Robertson Dean | Genre: Nonfiction/Politics
This book says outright what many have merely hinted at: that President George W. Bush knowingly misused the findings of the erroneous and incompetent U.S. intelligence community to provide a pretext for war with Iraq. The author hones in on the systematic weaknesses of the intelligence agencies that caused them to ignore the crucial signs leading up to the attacks of 9/11. Incompetence, deception, and misinformation from these agencies simply left the door open for President Bush and his cronies, who were less interested in the capture of Osama bin Laden and the destruction of his terror network than in following a dubious agenda in Iraq. The missing "weapons of mass destruction" are merely the latest by-product of Bush's co-optation of intelligence for political ends.