Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq
  • Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq
  • Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq

Italian Letter: How the Bush Administration Used a Fake Letter to Build the Case for War in Iraq

by Peter Eisner, Knut Royce
     
 

Like Barbara Tuchman's 1958 classic, The Zimmerman Telegram, about the decoded German wire that drew the United States into WWI, this explosive account by two award-winning investigative journalists traces the road to war in Iraq by following the intrigue surrounding the forged intelligence document offered as proof that the African country of Niger

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Like Barbara Tuchman's 1958 classic, The Zimmerman Telegram, about the decoded German wire that drew the United States into WWI, this explosive account by two award-winning investigative journalists traces the road to war in Iraq by following the intrigue surrounding the forged intelligence document offered as proof that the African country of Niger was prepared to supply Saddam Hussein with uranium for nuclear weapons. As the next presidential election approaches and frustration over the continuing deaths in Iraq continues to mount, this page-turning narrative--now available in paperback--provides fresh insights for a nation hungry for greater understanding of the Iraq War and the letter that altered the course of contemporary history.

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The best account so far of one of the enduring mysteries of the Bush White House and its race to sell the Iraq war to the American public.

-Seymour Hersh, author of Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib

The Italian Letter "conveys…the duplicity, subterfuge, propaganda, and outright lies that helped sell many Americans on the need to invade Iraq. Read the book and weep for our democracy."

-Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594865732
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/03/2007
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.95(d)

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