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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2013

    Who Do You Believe?

    There are 3 sides to a political answer. The republicans side, the democrats side and the truth. The sad truth is the truth is seldom the answer given to the American people. This book is at times confusing with all of the finger pointing. However, if you do not rush trough the book, you can keep the story line straight. It answers some questions about the war with Iraq and leaves others unanswered. There was another war that started with a few troops and then sent thousands to war. This war was even going to let the local soldiers fight their own battles but that felt through and the United States left in a hurry. I think Bush #1 had a war with the right generals to run it and he came out looking like a hero.
    Bush #2 wanted to be the next hero like his father and was going to go to war no matter what. The problem was the foundation for war was very weak and got weaker each day but this is my opinioin. I liked the book and I would say it is worth reading.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2013

    The "Decider"

    This book confirms my worst suspicions clearly. Why Bush, Cheney, & Rumsfeld aren't in jail escapes me. Bush & his administration either chose to ignore or fabricated intel. They were going to go to Iraq and after Saddam and the facts were irrelevant. And 36,000 Americans were killed or wounded. We squandered the opportunity to go to Afghanistan in force and retaliate promptly. Saddam was a bad guy to be sure. But he wasn't the first priority after 9/11. al-Qaeda was. Now we have several messes in process, that likely won't be resolved in favor to the United States. And 4,400 Americans gave all for...........

    A "MUST READ."

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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