Crude Politics: How Bush's Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism

Crude Politics: How Bush's Oil Cronies Hijacked the War on Terrorism

by Paul Sperry
     
 
In Crude Politics, Paul Sperry presents alarming evidence that the Bush administration diplomats resumed talks with Pakistani officials over gas and oil pipelines in Afghanistan while the United States was still reeling from the horror of September 11, 2001.

Paul Sperry contends that, true to America’s energy-based foreign policy of the last half-century, the

Overview

In Crude Politics, Paul Sperry presents alarming evidence that the Bush administration diplomats resumed talks with Pakistani officials over gas and oil pipelines in Afghanistan while the United States was still reeling from the horror of September 11, 2001.

Paul Sperry contends that, true to America’s energy-based foreign policy of the last half-century, the Bush administration seized the opportunity to use the attacks as reason to oust the Taliban—the major obstacle blocking plans for the precious pipelines linking Caspian reserves to hot Asian markets. With journalistic integrity and painstaking research, Sperry will enlighten readers on:

How commercial gain within the current oil-friendly administration has undermined our nation’s war on terror.

How our safety has been jeopardized because of an overriding effort to charge ahead with a new “Silk Road” through Afghanistan, making the capture of Osama bin Laden a secondary concern.

The nature of war and the politics behind the major decisions being made in the current administration, including those regarding Iraq and other “axis of evil” countries.

Crude Politics also pulls back the veil on Bush's behind-scenes operator for regime change in both Afghanistan and Iraq -- former energy consultant Zal Khalilzad.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785262718
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2003
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Sperry is an investigative journalist and Hoover Institution media fellow. His articles have appeared in the New York Post, Investor's Business Daily, and The Wall Street Journal. Sperry makes regular appearances on Fox News and other national media outlets.

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