Hubris

Hubris

The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War

Book - 2006
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March 2003: The United States invades Iraq. October 2006: The world finds out why. What was really behind the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? As George W. Bush steered the nation to war, who spoke the truth and who tried to hide it?Hubristakes us behind the scenes at the Bush White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress to answer all the vital questions about how the Bush administration came to invade Iraq. Filled with new revelations,Hubrisis a gripping narrative of intrigue that connects the dots between George W. Bush's expletive-laden outbursts at Saddam Hussein, the bitter battles between the CIA and the White House, the fights within the intelligence community over Saddam's weapons of mass destruction, the startling influence of an obscure academic on top government officials, therealreason Valerie Plame was outed, and a top reporter's ties to wily Iraqi exiles trying to start a war. Written by veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn, this is the inside story of how President Bush took the nation to war using faulty and fraudulent intelligence. It is a news-making account of conspiracy, backstabbing, bureaucratic ineptitude, journalistic malfeasance, and, especially, arrogance.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780307346810
0307346811
Branch Call Number: 956.704431 ISI
Characteristics: xii, 463 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Corn, David

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bkevin
Aug 18, 2015

A Damning account of an out of control adinistration

voisjoe1 Aug 08, 2013

“Hubris” details the methods that Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Bush used to justify the invasion of Iraq, first based upon Iraq’s possession of WMD and then based upon the supposition that Saddam Hussein was an evil person who needed to be removed from power. It also details how the New York Times and Judith Miller worked in consort with Laurie Mylroie to use the media to convince the American public that war was justified. When experts pushed back on the neo-con justifications for war, the Bush administration destroyed the career of Valerie Plame to get revenge on those who opposed the neo-con plans. This book, published in 2006 has been supplemented in the last year with a 1 hour documentary on MSNBC and then a 1 hour discussion of the 1 hour documentary. This book is a necessary source for a study of the origins of the Iraq war. It seems shocking that so many of the neo-cons have gone on to new careers making huge piles of cash in institutions like the Heritage Foundation and the International Monetary Fund.

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StarGladiator
Mar 21, 2013

And yet, didn't Patty Murray vote for ALL further war expenditures, seemingly not voting originally for the war (as would later Sen. Cantwell do the very same)? Did not all the newsy media (excepting a very few honest and honorable ones, like Chris Hedges) go easily and wilfully along with the White House spinmeisters? Plenty of guilty parties and a completely corrupt culture.

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pokano
Mar 20, 2013

This book will make you angry. Very angry. Michael Isikoff sorts through the tangled web of deception and/or incompetence of the Bush (W) Administration and its decision to go to war in Iraq.

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Oct 20, 2008

bad bush

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