Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War

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Crown Publishers, 2006 - Political Science - 463 pages
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March 2003: The United States invades Iraq.

October 2006: The world finds out why.

What was really behind the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq? As George W. Bush steered the nation to war, who spoke the truth and who tried to hide it? Hubris takes us behind the scenes at the Bush White House, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and Congress to answer all the vital questions about how the Bush administration came to invade Iraq.

Filled with new revelations, Hubris is a gripping narrative of intrigue that connects the dots between George W. Bush’s expletive-laden outbursts at Saddam Hussein, the bitter battles between the CIA and the White House, the fights within the intelligence community over Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction, the startling influence of an obscure academic on top government officials, the real reason Valerie Plame was outed, and a top reporter’s ties to wily Iraqi exiles trying to start a war. Written by veteran reporters Michael Isikoff and David Corn, this is the inside story of how President Bush took the nation to war using faulty and fraudulent intelligence. It is a news-making account of conspiracy, backstabbing, bureaucratic ineptitude, journalistic malfeasance, and, especially, arrogance.

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Review: Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War

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A very good history on the misplaced zeal to take us to war in Iraq for no good reason. Read full review

Review: Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War

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Using extensive interviews, the authors present the story of how the Bush 43 administration twisted and CIA intelligence and hyped a threat in order to sell a war in Iraq to Congress and the general ... Read full review


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Michael Isikoff is an award-winning investigative correspondent for Newsweek, a frequent guest on MSNBC and other cable news networks, and the author of the bestselling Uncovering Clinton.

David Corn is the Washington editor of The Nation and a Fox News Channel contributor. He’s the author of the bestselling The Lies of George W. Bush, the novel Deep Background, and the biography Blond Ghost.

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