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

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16 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Excellent Read! Very Informative!

To those who believe the best way out of terrorism is talking to our enemies are ignorant. When you negotiate with evil, evil wins. Did we negotiate with Hitler? Did we negotiate with the Japanese after Pearl Harbor? Few Americans know of al Qaeda's 2006 plot to hija...
To those who believe the best way out of terrorism is talking to our enemies are ignorant. When you negotiate with evil, evil wins. Did we negotiate with Hitler? Did we negotiate with the Japanese after Pearl Harbor? Few Americans know of al Qaeda's 2006 plot to hijack seven American jets and blow them up as they crossed the Atlantic. Fewer still know that this was just one of many post-9/11 terrorist plots that were foiled thanks to information obtained by waterbording (more people died at Chappaquiddick than have died at waterbording) the captured 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM). Yet, immediately upon taking office Obama began to dismantle this vital program, and released reams of documents describing the techniques used to interrogate KSM and other terrorists. Obama's release of these documents has done enormous damage to our national security - to Obama supporters: How's that hope and change working for you?
COURTING DISASTER contains some of the most sensitive intelligence information our country possesses: the secrets behind how the CIA successfully interrogated the men who murdered thousands on 9/11, and stopped them from killing thousands more. Author Marc Thiessen who worked inside the Bush administration, outlines how America's dedicated intelligence professionals went head-to-head with the world's most dangerous terrorists, got them to tell us their plans, keeping us safe for eight years until Obama exposed their secrets to the enemy - something that used to be called treason. And those guilty of it use to go to prison. Unless you are the anointed one.
Obama has lied (which he does on most everything) about the CIA - telling falsehoods that have been widely echoed in the state-owned media - again use to be called treason.
COURTING DISASTER challenges Obama and the state-owned media's arguments by refuting the lies that have been made about them.
America has gone nearly 8 years without another terrorist attack on American soil for one reason only: in the months and years following 9/11, we captured many of al Qaeda's top operational leaders and got them to tell us what they were planning.
Less than one year of Obama's first term, we have had three successful terrorist attacks in the United States. And there are still those who believe we should talk to our enemies? Say what you will about George W. Bush. But eight years under his leadership we had zero attacks. Less than 12 months with Obama - we have had three.

posted by Rick_Gregory on January 31, 2010

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6 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Good book, but I disagree

I liked this book but I disagreed with the author that Mr. Obama is inviting our next attck. Mr. Obama is bringing the world together by talking to our enemies. The biggest threat to out nation is being stubborn and talking down to other nations. We also can not ignore ...
I liked this book but I disagreed with the author that Mr. Obama is inviting our next attck. Mr. Obama is bringing the world together by talking to our enemies. The biggest threat to out nation is being stubborn and talking down to other nations. We also can not ignore the peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians. If our president addresses this issue, he can really lower the terrorism risk to the US and other western nations.

posted by corylasvegas on January 23, 2010

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    Good book, but I disagree

    I liked this book but I disagreed with the author that Mr. Obama is inviting our next attck. Mr. Obama is bringing the world together by talking to our enemies. The biggest threat to out nation is being stubborn and talking down to other nations. We also can not ignore the peace process between the Israelis and Palestinians. If our president addresses this issue, he can really lower the terrorism risk to the US and other western nations.

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