From the Inside Flap
Youve been fooled. If you think...
Al Qaeda terrorists are likely to cross the Mexican border
Suitcase nuclear weapons are a real threat
There was no link between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein (and no WMD in Iraq)
That Halliburton made a fortune off Iraq ..then youve accepted some of the most prevalent myths about the War on Terrormyths that are demonstrably untrue. If truth is the first casualty of war, urban legends are the first product of Americas War on Terror. In Disinformation, investigative reporter and terrorism expert Richard Miniter punctures twenty-two myths about terrorism, al Qaeda, and the war in Iraq. He has sifted the written record, met with countless high-level sources, and traveled the globe, from Sudan to the Philippines, Egypt to Iraq, to track down and refute some of the most widely believedand often perniciouslegends of the War on Terror. Provocative but irrefutable, with startling new reporting, Miniter reveals:
Why racial profiling of terrorists wont work
Why Iraq is not "another Vietnam"
Why Osama bin Laden is not a massively wealthy criminal mastermind, was not funded or trained by the CIA, and is not on dialysis
Why poverty doesnt cause terrorism Miniter gives you all the evidence to shoot down disinformation and refute those who mindlessly repeat it. If you want the truth about the War on Terror, start here.
About the Author
Richard Miniter is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clintons Failures Unleashed Global Terror and Shadow War: The Untold Story of How America Is Winning the War on Terror. A veteran investigative journalist, he was a member of the award-winning Sunday Times (of London) investigative team. Formerly an editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal Europe and a columnist for the Journals OpinionJournal.com, he appears regularly on television and radio to discuss al Qaeda and global terrorism. An award-winning journalist, whose articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, National Review, Readers Digest, and Human Events, Miniter divides his time between Brussels, Belgium, and Washington, D.C.