Courting Disaster

Courting Disaster

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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. Busha€™s 2006 speech explaining the CIAa€™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 CIAa€™s interrogations were in foiling attacks on America, penetrating al-Qaedaa€™s high command, and providing our military with actionable intelligence. Thiessen also shows how reckless President Obama has been in shutting down the CIAa€™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 a€œenhanced interrogationa€ was not torture by any reasonable legal or moral standard How the information gained by a€œenhanced interrogationa€ could not have been acquired any other way How President Obamaa€™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 a€œenhanced interrogationa€ repeatedly stymied their plots, and how President Obamaa€™s dismantling of this CIA program is inviting disaster for America.Stimson says he a€œrecognized the signature work of this circuit board and said, a#39; Well, that could only be done with ... So they send a courtroom sketch artist down and he gives a very good description of what this dude looks like. ... 34 According to Guantanamo officials, another detainee, an al Qaeda bomb maker, reportedly a€œ drew schematic diagrams of the bombs he designed and builta€ and a€œindentified a anbsp;...

Title:Courting Disaster
Author:Marc Thiessen
Publisher:Regnery Publishing - 2009-12-29


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