“A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on the subject. . . . As can be expected from an author of such distinction, Getting Away with Torture is an exceptionally well-sourced book. [The author] follows the paper trail of torture memos leading to abuses at Guantanamo, in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in meticulous detail. . . . Curbing government secrecy will be a long, often frustrating battle. . . . These depressing trends make it imperative that Pyle’s book is read as widely as possible."
“A study of the steps taken by the Bush Administration after 9/11 to wage its war on terrorism. The result of those steps, [the author] writes, was that the U.S. became a country that is ‘no longer a constitutional government under law.’ This is an unsettling book -- not to mention the disturbing photos of prisoner abuse and the self-satisfied visages of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld et al that are contained within. Nor does he take the easy out of concluding that, with the election of Barack Obama, we have turned the page.”
"A comprehensive look into the Bush administration’s ‘war on terror’ policies.”
“A collection of statistics, legal proceedings, personal accounts, and photographs, the book delivers a striking blow to the conscience, revealing information that will make both Democrats and Republicans cringe. . . . A compelling collection of facts and stories with the detail one would expect from a former military intelligence officer and legal expert.”
“This riveting book by one of the unsung heroes of the Watergate era shows that it is not enough to prosecute the war criminals; we must undo the elected monarchy that short-sighted Democrats and Republicans have constructed, revive checks and balances, and restore the rule of law.”
“Christopher Pyle has written a deeply documented and riveting exposure of the systemic torture policy that has discredited us among our allies and--as shown in a recent bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report--has served the terrorists as a very useful recruiting tool. Getting Away with Torture is a permanent contribution to restoring our Constitution and our moral credibility in the world.”
“Getting Away with Torture is a timely tour de force. Pyle’s thought-provoking analysis of President George W. Bush's ‘war on international terrorism’ is as enlightening as it is disturbing. A must-read.”
“An exceptional study of the very deliberate steps taken after 9/11 toward unconstitutional government, a series of grave misjudgments by executive officials, Congress, the courts, and the general public. Christopher Pyle is to be commended for an unflinching condemnation of public policy that has left America weaker politically, economically, morally, and legally.”