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Bin Laden was trained and funded by the CIA. The Bush Administration killed 100,000 civilians in Iraq. The Jews who worked at the World Trade Center were warned not to work on Sept. 11. These are just some of the myths that have appeared in mainstream media outlets. Collectively, these myths undermine wartime U.S. morale and confuse the discussion of vital issues. Here Miniter debunks the myths of the left (and the right) with hard evidence, high-level interviews and on-the-ground reporting in more than a dozen ...

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Overview

Bin Laden was trained and funded by the CIA. The Bush Administration killed 100,000 civilians in Iraq. The Jews who worked at the World Trade Center were warned not to work on Sept. 11. These are just some of the myths that have appeared in mainstream media outlets. Collectively, these myths undermine wartime U.S. morale and confuse the discussion of vital issues. Here Miniter debunks the myths of the left (and the right) with hard evidence, high-level interviews and on-the-ground reporting in more than a dozen countries.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780895260062
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/24/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Myths about Bin Laden
Myth #1 Bin Laden was trained or funded by the CIA 11
Myth #2 Bin Laden has a vast fortune and is able to finance terrorism out of his own pocket 23
Myth #3 Bin Laden is on dialysis 33
Myth #4 Before September 11, no one had heard of Bin Laden 39
Myths about September 11
Myth #5 The U.S. government had many warnings about Bin Laden prior to September 11 but failed to act on them 45
Myth #6 Warned by the Mossad, there were no Jews at the World Trade Center on September 11 57
Myth #7 The post-September 11 world is more dangerous for Americans than ever before 65
Myths about Iraq
Myth #8 The Iraq war is another Vietnam 75
Myth #9 The U.S. military killed 100,000 civilians in Iraq 89
Myth #10 Wolfowitz told Congress that oil would pay for the Iraq war 93
Myth #11 There is no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction 97
Myths about terrorism
Myths #12, #13, #14, #15 There is no connection between Iraq and al Qaeda 107
Myth #16 Terrorism is caused by poverty 125
Myth #17 Suitcase nukes are a real threat 135
Myth #18 Oliver North warned us about al Qaeda in the 1980s 149
Liberal myths
Myth #19 President Bush said Iraq was an "imminent threat" to America 155
Myth #20 Halliburton made a fortune in Iraq 159
Conservative myths
Myth #21 Racial profiling of terrorists works 167
Myth #22 The U.S. border with Mexico is the most likely place for al Qaeda terrorists to sneak into the homeland 177
App. A Classified memorandum from Richard Clarke to Condoleezza Rice, January 25, 2001
App. B Intercepts of phone conversations between Madrid al Qaeda bombers
App. C "Strategy for eliminating the threat from the Jihadist networks of al Qida : status and prospects"
App. D Pentagon news release criticizing a media myth featured in the New Yorker magazine
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    I think this book should be required reading for every universit

    I think this book should be required reading for every university student that is majoring in any field of moss communications. It is indeed unfortunate that anyone, and especially Americans, should be treated with such disrespect as we are by mainstream media including the press, television, radio and all other avenues with the possible exception of social media. The entire presentation is low keyed and straight to the point and these qualities are rare in today's marketplace and they are refreshing, to say the least. The issues that Minter addresses are not unknown; the myths surrounding these are what makes this work so impressive. Here we have, in one volume along with the footnotes, appendices, and index, a concise and enlightening message that is well written and keeps the reader interested from start to finish all neatly bound with a thought provoking cover. Well done, Mr. Minter, well done, sir!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2005

    The Truth

    Disinformation, by Richard Miniter, is a well-researched and documented book highlighting several myths that have been perpetuated by the media covering the War on Terror. This book is timely, but not timeless I feel that some of these myths already have been accepted as wrong by most and are now non-issues. Miniter does on an excellent job exposing many of the myths, but only a minimal effort on others. I felt the arguments under 'Conservative Myths' (the ineffectiveness of racial profiling and the Mexican border not being a door to terrorist entering this country) are weak. For example, just because the Canadian border is worse does not make the Mexican border immune to criticism. The myths on Bin Laden and 9/11 are very well covered, and worth the price of the book. The book remains interesting throughout, with good footnotes, appendices, and an index. This might seem an odd observation, but I feel the cover artwork stands out in a crowd of boring, low budget covers so commonly seen today, I find it simple, yet hauntingly beautiful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2005

    Great Read

    I thought This was a great book. These are lies that you are confronted with in the everyday media, and its nice to find the truth about the War on Terror. Very well Documented with sources and a Bibliography.

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