Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender

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Crown Publishing Group, Nov 6, 2007 - Social Science - 322 pages
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“An alarming but necessary book that reads like a thriller. By raising uncomfortable questions, Ken Timmerman has performed a significant public service.”
–Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host

Some have called it the CIA’s greatest covert operation of all time.

It is an intelligence war conducted behind the scenes, aimed at confusing, misleading, and ultimately defeating the enemy. The goal is nothing less than toppling the regime in power. A network of agents has been planted at key crossroads of power, stealing secrets, planting disinformation, and cooking intelligence. The plan involves sophisticated political sabotage operations that bring in opposition forces who can challenge the regime openly, in a way the CIA cannot. The scope is breathtaking.

Who is the target of this vast, sophisticated CIA operation? Not the mullahs in Tehran or North Korea’s power-mad Kim Jong Il; the target is America’s president, George W. Bush.

Drawing on exclusive information from senior government officials, intelligence operatives, and many others, investigative reporter Kenneth Timmerman provides the full, untold story of the sabotage that occurs behind the scenes at key government agencies like the CIA and State Department–and the profound effect it has on America’s ability to confront its most dangerous enemies. In Shadow Warriors, Timmerman brings to light the vast underground working to undercut our nation’s efforts to win the war on terror–revealing the when, where, how, and who for the first time. He also exposes the Democratic politicians who have sold out America’s national security for political gain.

In Shadow Warriors you’ll learn:

•How the CIA and State Department sabotaged the administration’s Iraq war plans from the start–sparking the insurgency in the process
•How a high-level State Department official gathered aides after Bush’s reelection to insist they owed no allegiance to the president or his policies
•How pre-war intelligence on Iraq was cooked–not by the Bush administration, but by its opponents
•How and why the shadow warriors have leaked details of virtually every covert U.S. intelligence tool used in the war on terror
•How the leaks have devastated our efforts to fight terrorism–such as when a key U.S. ally rebuffed the CIA director’s request for assistance by saying, “You Americans can’t keep secrets”
•Why U.S. intelligence refused to examine important documents detailing the secret Iraqi networks that became the heart of the insurgency
•How newly discovered Iraqi government documents reveal the extent of Saddam Hussein’s ties to international terrorists and the truth about his WMD arsenal

Shadow Warriors shows that George W. Bush never got the first rule of Washington: People are policy. He allowed his political enemies to run roughshod over his administration. This insider’s look at secret White House meetings, political backstabbing, and war-room summits is an eye-opening account of the mind-set that is crippling our effectiveness in Iraq and around the world.


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The author disingenuously drew from a faulty and false account by a gentleman named Archibald of the activities of C. Edward Bernier, a dedicated public servant and diplomat during his 31 year career. I know Mr. Bernier well, and know that he faithfully served administrations from Nixon through Clinton in some of the most difficult and dangerous areas of our troubled world. To imply that he was a traitor is as far from the truth as can be.
But, for authors such as Archibald and Timmerman such muckraking is the norm as they push their neocon agendas, while seeing enemies behind every corner.
 

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This book attempts to politicize the motivations of hundreds of whistleblowers who saw our government shredding the constitution and decided they could not stand silent in the face of such abuse. As we have since seen in the Obama years, the objection is not to the President, it is to the unconstitutional and unlawful expansion of government in the post-9/11 era. 

Contents

A Bottle lloyul
25
Secret llllice in the Basement
35
Preparing for War
45
The Niger Boper
53
liberation lloes
69
The lliceroy Cometh
84
Joe Wilson lies
99
Politicizing Intelligence
118
llctoher Surprise
189
People Are Policy
202
The Daily leuk
233
The Missing lrllllls
258
Sinking the Ship
277
The Empire Strikes Back
285
lame lluck Nution
302
1JIIl1i 2 Dom mcnrs
323

Air Clll
137
The Cabol
143
CIA Insurgency
160
Rogue lrleosels
169
Notes
369
Arellozulcdglcurs
389
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About the author (2007)

KENNETH R. TIMMERMAN is the New York Times bestselling author of Countdown to Crisis, The French Betrayal of America, Preachers of Hate: Islam and the War on America, and Death Lobby: How the West Armed Iraq. In 2006 he was nominated of the Nobel Peace Prize for his groundbreaking reporting on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. He lives near Washington, D.C., with his family.


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