Bush's War For Reelection: Iraq, the White House, and the by James Moore

By James Moore

A news-breaking expos? of the Bush administration's rush to battle, from the coauthor of the recent York instances bestseller Bush's BrainIn this particular behind-the-scenes account, veteran journalist James Moore finds how the overthrow of Saddam Hussein used to be a key objective of the Bush management from the very beginning-and a serious element of the president's reelection process. Drawing on high-level assets contained in the management and the army, Moore weaves jointly a multifaceted narrative that probes the political underpinnings of the administration's push for an Iraq battle, exposes efforts through the struggle (and after) to control perceptions of U.S. army luck, and contrasts all of it to the final word cost paid by way of infantrymen duped into believing they have been struggling with for a simply reason, no longer for political gain.Moore takes us inside of process conferences on the White residence and the Pentagon, revealing the political calculus in the back of severe army judgements. He examines the administration's exceptional efforts to regulate an d withhold details, together with in-depth discussions with Joseph C. Wilson, husband of Valerie Plame, the CIA operative allegedly uncovered by means of Karl Rove. Moore additionally provides us an uncensored view of wrestle in Iraq, reporting reviews of a senior Air strength resource and troops at the floor; he indicates how the war's first American casualty truly died, and divulges what particularly occurred to Jessica Lynch's unit.Finally, Moore uncovers what will be in shop if Bush wins reelection: using Iraq as a ahead base within the struggle opposed to terrorism, and the place the warfare may match subsequent. Publishing on the top of the presidential election season subsequent spring, Bush's warfare for Reelection is bound to be probably the most said books of the 12 months.

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But they may have worked with it. ” That is exactly what happened. Knowing that the war effort required coordinated information and messaging, Bush chief of staff Andrew Card organized the White House Iraq Group in August. The strategists on that team included the president’s senior political advisor, Karl Rove, who had sharpened his media manipulation skills during the Texas gubernatorial terms of George Bush, and a tough presidential campaign. Karen Hughes, communications counselor and Bush confidante, and Mary Matalin, Republican media expert, also worked with National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, and Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, I.

Married for only about eighteen months, James Kiehl had left under orders for the Persian Gulf with his wife seven months pregnant. ” Initially, the couple worried a child was likely to affect their plans for James to use his military benefits to attend college and get a degree in computer programming. Barely out of their teens, James and Jill were slightly intimidated by the responsibilities of parenthood. “At first, of course, he was nervous and scared,” Jill said.

In fact, aluminum rotors had not been used in centrifuge construction since the 1950s, and the shipment being touted as evidence of Iraq’s nuclear ambitions were too long, the walls excessively thick, and the tube diameters too narrow. S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a year earlier. Their unanimous findings were supported by Houston G. Wood, III, who founded the Oak Ridge centrifuge physics department. Considered to be the world’s expert on the subject matter, Wood said, “It would have been extremely difficult to make these tubes into centrifuges.

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