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Marc Thiessen knows, in ways that few others do, just how effective, heroic, and morally justified were the interrogators who kept this nation safe after 9/11. If you want to know what really happened behind the scenes at the CIA interrogation sites or at Guantanamo Bay, you simply must read this book. It reveals how we foiled potentially devastating terrorist plots, and how the current administration is putting us at terrible risk by its misplaced liberal grandstanding. --Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States
Renditions. Enhanced interrogation. Waterboarding. Detentions. Guantanamo. Warrantless eavesdropping. These are not mere words or phrases. They're the Rorschach test of political discourse in today's America--and like ink blots, they evoke visceral reactions in place of reasoned discussion. Yet behind each of these words and phrases is a reality--a reality of great dangers, hard facts, tough decisions, and important lessons. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to confront these realities with knowledge and facts rather than rhetoric and headlines. --General Michael Hayden, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
The military men and women assigned to the task of detaining and questioning terrorists at Guantanamo Bay have served our country with honor and professionalism. They have been maligned and slandered as having 'undermined' our country's highest ideals. In Courting Disaster, Marc Thiessen sets the record straight. He approaches the tough issues with energy and reason. This is a valuable book for anyone who wants to understand the truth--the critical truth that the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay defended our nation's ideals and principles, even as the terrorists who were kept from returning to the battlefield and reaching America's shores were intent on destroying them. --Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
It's the only book that tells the truth of what went wrong with us in the middle eastPublished 3 months ago by Douglas Blair
Tells the story of the CIA's interrogation procedures used at Gitmo. The actual procedures used are much milder than the left and the media want you to believe. Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Sampson
This is an exciting and informative book. It was hard to put down. I t makes one feel such a lack of support for the accomplishments of those whose job it was to identify more... Read morePublished 4 months ago by George S. Kent
The fact presented were very enlightening and convicting. The writing was less than expected as the author made and made and made his points at times. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Popeye
Superb! With great logic and fact he dissects liberal myths. Everyone should read this book.Published 9 months ago by orthoguy