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User Review  - 06nwingert - LibraryThing

Jane Mayer's chilling descriptions of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath are eerily good. She notes that Bush Co. knew about the attacks and did nothing about them, as they wanted a pretext for war ... Read full review

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User Review  - janewylen - LibraryThing

The title of this book comes from a statement of Cheney: "Now we are going to have to go to the dark side." Cheney still believes that torture is necessary, that Obama, by forgoing torture, is putting ... Read full review

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User Review  - blissread - LibraryThing

This is an important book for people to understand what has happened to prisoners in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But be aware, it is very painful to read - I found that I needed to read it in small doses. Read full review

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User Review  - jorgearanda - LibraryThing

A comprehensive, well researched, well documented book about the United States' descent into the circle of nations that torture as a matter of policy. Mayer does not study the institutions that ... Read full review

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User Review  - dougwood57 - LibraryThing

‘The Dark Side’ by Jane Mayer tells one of the most profoundly disturbing stories that I have ever read. Mayer details how the Bush Administration led America to what VP Dick Cheney called ‘the dark ... Read full review

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User Review  - RJR109 - LibraryThing

The title should have been more discriptive - "The Dark Side" was spoken by VP Chaney in conjunction with his secret and underhanded methods of making the Bush Presidency secret along with David Addington, his Asst. and with Geo Tenet, John Yo and others; allobstensibly for the War on Terror Read full review

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User Review  - Narboink - LibraryThing

This book is exceptionally well written. Even though I had a broad familiarity with the subject matter, this book nonetheless made me feel like I was looking at an old story with fresh eyes. If the ... Read full review


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