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FREE READ State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration READ í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É James Risen James Risen É 9 DOWNLOAD James Risen has broken story after story on the abuses of power of the Bush administration From warrantless wiretapping to secret financial data mining to the CIA's rogue operations he has shown again and again that the executive branch has dangerously overreached repudiated checks and balances o A hastily writtenbreezy and somewhat opinionated analysis of the CIA s role in the Bush administration s wars in Ira and Afghanistan but evenhanded for the most part even though it paints the administration as naive overly hawkish neocons He also briefly sums up Clinton s counterterrorism policies and their failures Very easy snarky read Also includes an interesting very detailed account of Abu Zubaydah s capture He also writes about the CIA sponsored Irai paramilitary Scorpions He describes in detail an interesting CIA bait operation that apparently gave Iran some flawed blueprints for a nukebut some Russian scientist pointed the flaws out to the IraniansHowever Risen misinterpreted one of Doug Feith s comments Feith had asserted that Rumsfeld would have thrown out anyone who pretended to know before the Ira war what postwar Ira would look like Risen cites this as evidence that the administration convinced themselves that postwar planning was not reuired BSRisen complains a lot about the NSA s warrantless wiretapping of US phones and makes a lot of stuff up See No Higher Honor A Memoir of My Years in Washington for a better and objective account of that programThis is pitifully brief and reads like a bunch of op ed articles stapled together with Post It notes all over them lots of ranting and little analysisIf you read the book read it carefully and note where and how the author presents situations and describes context He ll take one sentence to state that a certain situation is speculation and inconclusive but carry on for 10 pages afterwards on the same topic as if it were known FACT A case in point the book s epilogue ends with the poetic conclusion Dreams die hard but the dreams of the Bush administration died in places like Fallujah Ramadi and Tal Afar Fine but those geographicalmilitary references aren t explained anywhere in the book Clearly you have to know something about Ira going in State of War is not a definitive history That s not a problem today in the heat of the moment but it does indicate that State of War is something of a uickie meant to cash in on a story now and lay forgotten in 20 years when information comes to light To make a Watergate reference out of this because everything comes back to Watergate this is likely to be remembered as HR Haldeman s The Ends of Power rather than The Haldeman Diaries He said on page 2 that the voters voting for George W Bush expected George W Bush to repeat what George H W Bush did What is the basis for this conclusion He talks about checks and balances in the executive branch Please tell me where in the constitution it says that the executive power is invested in the president the State Department and the Department of Defense and they are to balance the power out

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FREE READ State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration READ í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É James Risen James Risen É 9 DOWNLOAD N its power and maintained secrecy even with its allies in Congress In no small part thanks to Risen and State of War the secret history of the Bush years has now come partially into view In a new epilogue for the paperback edition Risen describes the two front war that President Bush is now figh Risen writes what he calls a secret history of the CIA and the Bush administration both before and after 911 p 10P 3The absence of effective management has been the defining characteristic of the Bush administration s foreign policy and has allowed radical decisions to take effect rapidly with minimal reviewRisen s obvious sympathies cloud his judgment on occasion In talking about Louis Freeh and his hostility towards Bill Clinton he takes Freeh s self justifying word for it that what he Freeh saw as Clinton playing down the role of Iran in the felling of the Khobar Towers was at the heart of his long running dispute with the White House This is blindness of a high order Freeh was an incompetent and an ideologue who was after Clinton from the moment he took office Khobar may have played a role in that antipathy but partisan politics played a much larger role On page 3 Risen claims that Clinton showed almost no interest in intelligence matters His first CIA director James Woolsey felt so isolated from the president and the rest of the administration that he lasted barely two years Let s just say I am a bit skeptical of this and would be very interested to hear from others with an inside view Risen also seems eager to lay at Clinton s feet the demise of the CIA when it was Bush 1 and a very eager Congress who were the primary forces involved in slashing those budgets Another shows up on page 17 Bush decided to resume the daily intelligence briefings that Clinton had abandoned He makes no mention here of the likelihood that Bush was not up to reading the PDB s that Clinton consumed every morning but instead wanted to have it spoon fed to him by a willing lackey Another on page 24 where he writes about the Abu Ghraib revelations The Abu Ghraib scandal eventually ebbed in part because of the lack of proof that the president had ordered the mistreatment of prisoners Yet he can find no ink available to point out that a Republican controlled congress was unwilling to pursue the matter and that the White House willfully refused to provide all the materials they should have presented to the weak investigations that did take place P 37the technical wizards of the National Security Agency have been engaged in a program of domestic data mining that is so vast and so unprecedented that it makes a mockery of long standing privacy rulesThe PROGRAMRisen details the expansion of NSA domestic intelligence activities He claims that the Bushies deliberately did not seek increased rights for the NSA in Congress because they knew they would be rejected Instead they ignored Congress and simply did whatever they wanted to do using the ever helpful folks in the Attorney General s office to sculpt legal rationalizations for this assault on the fourth amendment p 47 The Patriot Act has given no new powers to the NSA An interesting observation concerns a shift in CIA focus P7 If I had to point to one specific problem that explains why we are doing such a bad job on intelligence it is this almost single minded focus on current reporting observes Carl Ford a former CIA analyst and former chief of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department In the 1970s Ford adds 70 percent to 80 percent of CIA analysts spent their time doing basic research on key topics today about 90 percent of analysts do nothing but current reporting Analysts today are looking at intelligence coming in and then writing what they think about it but they have no depth of knowledge to determine whether the current intelligence is correct There are very few people left in the intelligence community who even remember how to do basic research The Final chapter is uite enlightening Risen describes an intel operation in which a Soviet nuclear scientist defector was used to deliver to the Iranians a flawed blueprint for making an atomic bomb But the guy was strictly an amateur and in attempting to cover his own ass he revealed far too much to the Iranians in a note he inserted with the plans We may never know if the blueprints helped the Iranians or not There was an opportunity to cut a deal with Iran in May 2003 Iran had captured many al aeda members who had fled Afghanistan Iran wanted in return members of the Irai based anti Iranian MEK terrorist group Dubya was up for it reasoning that MEK was a terrorist organization anyway so what the hell Rummy and Wolfie killed the deal looking to use these guys in the future The result was the loss of some hefty Al aeda personnel included One of Osama s kids Way to go RummyBy the time the CIA leadership grew the stones to tell the president the truth it was too late P 220 The CIA was finally speaking up Yet no one was listening to the agency or its analysts any The CIA had suffered so many spectacular failures in such rapid succession that by late 2005 it had lost its place and standing in Washington The CIA had been so deeply politicized by the Bush administration that its credibility had vanished P 221The CIA had been the dominant force in the US intelligence community and that had been by design When President Harry Truman and Congress crafted the National Security Act of 1947 which established the CIA one of their goals was to foster a system in which the nation s intelligence service was independent of the military That was seen as a crucial check on military power Otherwise intelligence would be slanted to support the wishes of the general staff Rumsfeld s power grab is in direct opposition to these goals It creates one of the most lasting and damaging legacies of the Bush administration the militarization of American intelligence I expect Risen is being overoptimistic when he says p 222 by late 2005 the neoconservative moment was ending Wolfowitz and fellow neoconservative Doug Feith who had served as undersecretary for policy had both left the Pentagon John Bolton a neoconservative at the State Department was moved out to the United Nations With polls showing that the majority of Americans were turning against the war in Ira the neoconservatives and the right wing pundits who supported them became defensive re fighting old battles over the war s rationale So long as Cheney remains in the White House and Rummy or euivalent at the head of Defense their moment is very much alive What Risen ignores is the fact that bonafide neocons are now filtering out into responsible positions beyond defense It is not a loss in my view but an expansion Bolton was certainly not less influential at the UN than he was as an undersecretary in 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FREE READ State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration READ í E-book, or Kindle E-pub É James Risen James Risen É 9 DOWNLOAD Ting at home against Congress and the Supreme Court as his administration is increasingly reined in from its abuses; and in the Middle East where George W Bush's great gamble to bring a democratic revolution is failing radically We must learn the lessons of Risen's history now before it is too la Things you ll learn or be reminded of and still shocked by if you read State of War by James Risen CIA Director George Tenet got and kept his job by sucking up to power The CIA specifically avoided asking President George W Bush for authorization to use torture providing him with what the spy trade calls plausible deniability The NSA started large scale spying on Americans almost immediately after 9112001 The Bush administrationswept aside nearly thirty years of rules and regulations to make this happen George W sent clear signals that he wanted a pretext to go to war with Ira People who helped him get one were rewarded People who warned that the intelligence was being skewed were punished There was nothing like an objective assessment of the facts before we went to war The US had every reason to know there was no active nuclear program in Ira To claim there was a bioweapons program in Ira the US relied on sources that the Europeans clearly told us were wrong No one had a plan for what to do in Ira after the war except for installing a president from the outside a man Ahmed Chalabi that no one inside Ira trusted When that proved unworkable they had to make it up as they went along all the while pretending they were winning By going to war in Ira the Bush administration took its eye of Afghanistan which became the biggest exporter of opium in the worldsending a lot of the poppy right here to the US The US turned a blind eye to the ways that Saudi Arabia played both sides in the war on terror The US may have helped Iran advance its program for obtaining nuclear weapons Risen focuses on the first term of George W Bush but he s scrupulous about pointing out when a problem actually began in the Clinton administration He puts too much emphasis on individuals Bush vs Saddam Hussein Tenet vs Rumsfeld and not enough on mistaken assumptions of US foreign policyStill this is a powerful book I wish I and everyone else had read it when it came out


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  • Paperback
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  • State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
  • James Risen
  • English
  • 14 November 2018
  • 9780743270670