Courting Disaster

Courting Disaster

How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama Is Inviting the Next Attack

Book - 2010
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White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen was locked in a secure room and given access to the most sensitive intelligence when he was tasked to write President George W. Bush's 2006 speech explaining the CIA's interrogation program and why Congress should authorize it. Few know more about these CIA operations than Thiessen, and in his new book, Courting Disaster , he documents just how effective the CIA's interrogations were in foiling attacks on America, penetrating al-Qaeda's high command, and providing our military with actionable intelligence. Thiessen also shows how reckless President Obama has been in shutting down the CIA's program and releasing secret documents that have aided our enemies. Courting Disaster proves:

How the CIA program thwarted specific deadly attacks against the U.S.
Why "enhanced interrogation" was not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standard
How the information gained by "enhanced interrogation" could not have been acquired any other way
How President Obama's actions since taking office have left America much more vulnerable to attack

In chilling detail, Thiessen reveals how close the terrorists came to striking again, how intelligence gained from "enhanced interrogation" repeatedly stymied their plots, and how President Obama's dismantling of this CIA program is inviting disaster for America.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub. ; New York : Distributed to the trade by Perseus Distribution, c2010.
ISBN: 9781596986039
1596986034
Branch Call Number: 327.1273 THIESSE
Characteristics: 484 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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LRS1969 Feb 03, 2015

As pointed out by "naturalist"... Lies, lies, and more lies!

Matthew 1:22

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StarGladiator
Dec 20, 2014

We now are fully cognizant that Thiessen is a complete and total liar, and this book should probably be moved to the fiction area, if still allowed to be shelved? The Senate report on CIA torture, released 12/14, and Brazil's Truth Commission report, also released 12/14 [which delves into the disappearance of hundreds of their citizens, related to military rule, partially perpetrated by the CIA in 1964 under Operation Brother Sam] completely refutes every claim of this disreputable knave. [And to the point: the underwear bomber was foiled by passengers aboard the airliner, he was allowed to board thanks to CIA personnel in France. The Boston bombing not foiled. 9/11 was allowed to occur, evidenced by all those involved were promoted, while those warning of it - - DIA's Julie Sirrs and others - - were fired. CIA clueless, as usual, about ISIS in Syria/Iraq/Turkey.]

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naturalist
Aug 29, 2014

"CIA Torture Groupie Marc Thiessen Lies About Everything" ... http://gawker.com/5499204/cia-torture-groupie-marc-thiessen-lies-about-everything December 2014: . . . Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senate_Intelligence_Committee_report_on_CIA_torture

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