Hoodwinked: The Documents That Reveal How Bush Sold Us a War

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As the world concludes that President Bush had little justification for his war on Iraq, Hoodwinked makes publicly available for the first time the primary source documents that show how intelligence on Iraq was consistently distorted, manipulated, and ignored by the administration. Compiled by National Security Archive analyst John Prados, these documents are reproduced, fully annotated, and placed in the context of a detailed narrative of the events leading up to the conflict. Expanded sections examine the four...
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Overview

As the world concludes that President Bush had little justification for his war on Iraq, Hoodwinked makes publicly available for the first time the primary source documents that show how intelligence on Iraq was consistently distorted, manipulated, and ignored by the administration. Compiled by National Security Archive analyst John Prados, these documents are reproduced, fully annotated, and placed in the context of a detailed narrative of the events leading up to the conflict. Expanded sections examine the four most contentious issues: the Iraqi nuclear program, unmanned aerial vehicles, uranium from Niger, and the question of Saddam Hussein's links to Al Qaeda and 9/11. Via these "smoking gun" documents, Prados offers readers a firsthand view of what may be the biggest government deception since Watergate, bringing out incontrovertible evidence that we were had.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565849020
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/19/2004
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 7.88 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author


John Prados heads the National Security Archive’s Intelligence Documentation and Vietnam Projects, co-directs its Iraq Documentation Project, and is a Senior Fellow on national security affairs. He is the author of more than twenty books including Hoodwinked and The White House Tapes (both from The New Press). Among his books, Unwinnable War, Keepers of the Keys (on the National Security Council) and Combined Fleet Decoded (on intelligence in the Pacific in World War II) were each nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Maryland.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 George Bush's problem 1
Ch. 2 The setup 19
Ch. 3 Embroidery 111
Ch. 4 The hook 121
Ch. 5 The shutout 139
Ch. 6 The sting 199
Ch. 7 The reckoning 257
Ch. 8 Iraq, lies, and videotape 349
Index 359
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