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Collusion: International Espionage and the War on Terror

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They broke the story of the decade—Nigergate. Then they broke the story of the CIA’s abduction of an Egyptian cleric off the streets of Milan. Now, have they uncovered what could be the next big story—secret meetings in Rome about the future of Iraq?

After George W. Bush pronounced the reasons behind going to war in Iraq—the infamous “sixteen words”—it was La Repubblica rep
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Melville House
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Aug 06, 2007 Amy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: 'mericans
Shelves: learn-something
Well this one is a tricky one. I really get into books that tell me the politics behind current policies, wars, etc. And I was into this book as well... but it was so damn confusing that I feel like I was blackout drunk and trying to recall the details of last night. So many foreign names, foreign agencies, and liars that real undisputable facts are lost in the mix. I couldn't tell you what was true and what was false in the events that led up to the "war on terror" and that is precisely what I ...more
Nov 26, 2007 david-baptiste rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
This is a superb book by two leading Italian journalists on the history of the forged "Italian Letter" which became the famous "16 words" used by Bush and later Colin Powell to justify, instigate, the Invasion of Iraq. The letter also played a large role in the events surrounding the Joe Wilson/Valerie Plame attacks and leaks, as well as leading to books by Wilson and the one just out by Plame.
Two other books directly concerned with the llet i have been reading are "The Itlain Letter" & "Hou
May 10, 2009 Chris rated it really liked it
A very compelling read, that unearths all of the background politics and covert operations that occurred under the auspices of U.S. and other world leaders, particularly those employed by Italy's intelligence agency SIRSI. It was interesting to read about individuals closely tied to the Bush administration, struggling to make firm connections between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, and that if there was any evidence of links, they were often provided through fabrications, and word-of-mouth confessi ...more
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“Probes the most enigmatic questions at the heart of the greatest foreign policy catastrophe in American history.” -- Craig Unger, author House of Bush, House of Saud
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