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INTELLIGENCE MATTERS: The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror Hardcover – January 1, 2004


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  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Inc; First Edition edition (2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400063523
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400063529
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #675,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The failure of the intelligence community is now well known and well documented.
Dennis Littrell
Bob Graham has always been respected for his expertise in the Senate in foreign affairs, and like John McCain continually eschews partisan politics.
Average Reader
This book details how George Bush has placed Saudi oil in front of our national security.
Paul J. Dillon

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102 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Robert David STEELE Vivas HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 13, 2004
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The negative reviews on this book are by people that have not read the book carefully (one appears to have not read it all, having only seen the author on television). I am comfortable, on the basis of my career in intelligence, my three published books on intelligence (two with forewords by Senators, one Democratic, one Republican), and my 1100+ reviews on non-fiction about national security issues, is saying that this book is easily one of the top five books on the topic that most Americans should consider reading. The other four are the Webster Tarpley's book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition which displaced the utterly imcompetent and unethical 9-11 Commission Report, the Aspin-Brown Commission Report (1996), Jim Bamford's book, A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies and George Allen's book on the failure of intelligence in Viet-Nam, None So Blind: A Personal Account of the Intelligence Failure in Vietnam There are many others, but for 9-11 and the urgently needed reforms to intelligence after 9-11 (three years ago, still no reforms of note), these are the five.

The book is most important as an unclassified record of what can be known about our failures--in both intelligence and in policy--as understood by the then serving Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI).
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141 of 151 people found the following review helpful By Kerry Walters VINE VOICE on September 9, 2004
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I spent an entire night reading this one. It simply boggles the imagination. I can't think of another sitting senator who's ever written such a book. Graham, who has served on the Senate Intelligence Committee for 10 years and chaired it for 18 months, contends that there's a Saudi Arabian connection to 9/11 that the Bush whitehouse is deliberately concealing.

Just one of many examples: it seems that a retired Saudi professor in California was enlisted by the FBI as a paid informant to keep tabs on Saudis in his area. Two of the 9/11 hijackers boarded with him. But when the Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenaed the FBI for information relayed by the professor, the White House ordered the FBI to refuse to give the info on the grounds of 'national security.'

From beginning to end, the White House has blocked public information about the Saudi connection to terrorism. Graham documents this bizarre resistance, and speculates that the reasons for it are complex. At least two factors play heavily: the national alliance with Saudi Arabia since WWII, and the oil dependency upon which that relation is built; and the Bush dynasty's personal relationship with the Saudi ruling family.

A chilling account of official misinformation. If even half of what Senator Graham says is correct, the country we now live in is different from the country we lived in four years ago.
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91 of 97 people found the following review helpful By Ed Uyeshima HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on September 8, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Similar to an anonymous CIA officer's account of intelligence lapses in "Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror", this book is a sizzler almost told as a morality tale with sadly no ending to echo the moral the author espouses. Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida), former 2004 Presidential hopeful, has joined the growing ranks who have written well-timed books to reflect their disgust and confusion over the constant deceptions that seem to entangle the Bush administration in its bid for re-election. Graham has much in common with Senator Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia), who similarly derides the current administration in his recent book, "Losing America: Confronting a Reckless and Arrogant Presidency". That book places more focus on the President's complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and uses historical references to back up his claims. However, Graham, joined by former Gore speechwriter Jeff Nussbaum, has a more immediate target in mind, the allegedly close and protective relationship between the Bush family and the Saudi government. The consequences of this connection, according to Graham, have now resulted in over one thousand casualties in Iraq. In particular, he assails the Bush administration for the charade that is the Iraqi war, for failing to address the real war on terrorism and for ignoring a Saudi-funded al-Qaeda network that remains largely intact here in the U.S. Damning charges but ones he meticulously backs up in this book.

This Bush-Saudi connection is the same subject that Michael Moore emphasizes during the middle portion of "Fahrenheit 9/11". In both cases, it is difficult to deny that much of what he does claim is at minimum strangely coincidental and at worst immoral.
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64 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Average Reader on September 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Just as the 9/11 Report flew off the shelves into the hands of civic-minded Americans, so will Intelligence Matters. Sen. Bob Graham has always been respected for his expertise in the Senate in foreign affairs, and like John McCain continually eschews partisan politics. As he prepares to retire he shares a candid and sobering look at what happened with 9/11, including the Bush administration's cover-up regarding Saudi Arabia.

To honor the legacy of all of those who died at the hands of Saudi terrorists, honest, patriotic Americans everywhere should read this book and know the truth before they vote on Nov. 2.
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