Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward

Plan of Attack

byBob Woodward

Kobo ebook | April 21, 2004

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Plan of Attack is the definitive account of how and why President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launched a preemptive attack to topple Saddam Hussein and occupy Iraq. Bob Woodward's latest landmark account of Washington decision making provides an original, authoritative narrative of behind-the-scenes maneuvering over two years, examining the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam.
Based on interviews with 75 key participants and more than three and a half hours of exclusive interviews with President Bush, Plan of Attack is part presidential history charting the decisions made during 16 critical months; part military history revealing precise details and the evolution of the Top Secret war planning under the restricted codeword Polo Step; and part a harrowing spy story as the CIA dispatches a covert paramilitary team into northern Iraq six months before the start of the war. This team recruited 87 Iraqi spies designated with the cryptonym DB/ROCKSTARS, one of whom turned over the personnel files of all 6,000 men in Saddam Hussein's personal security organization.
What emerges are astonishingly intimate portraits: President Bush in war cabinet meetings in the White House Situation Room and the Oval Office, and in private conversation; Dick Cheney, the focused and driven vice president; Colin Powell, the conflicted and cautious secretary of state; Donald Rumsfeld, the controlling war technocrat; George Tenet, the activist CIA director; Tommy Franks, the profane and demanding general; Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present referee and national security adviser; Karl Rove, the hands-on political strategist; other key members of the White House staff and congressional leadership; and foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin.
Plan of Attack provides new details on the intelligence assessments of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction and the planning for the war's aftermath.

Title:Plan of AttackFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 21, 2004Publisher:Simon & SchusterLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0743262875

ISBN - 13:9780743262873

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grounds for Impeachment Woodward has a gift for writing a very readable but objective history. He is able to provide us with a thoroughly cogent narrative without beating the reader over the head with his own views. While I would also suggest also reading other sources such as Richard Clarke, I found this book to be quite interesting for its sense of immediacy within the Bush cabinet. I understand that this book was suggested reading by the GOP, which is stunning given the fact that it paints Bush as being a war monger who is not intelligent enough to question the bullheadedness of Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and the rest of the neo-con cadre. Thumbs up. You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2006-06-21