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Dissent: Voices of Conscience Paperback – January 15, 2008
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Theodore Roosevelt, May 7, 1918.
"Dissent: Voices of Conscience" is about people who have witnessed first hand the deceit and deception on the part of the Bush administration and how they carefully crafted intelligence to fit their plan to invade Iraq. For those who don't know, they were planning to do so from before Inauguration Day 2001. September 11th gave them all the excuse they needed to hatch the plan.
The voices were people in our government who were privy to illegal and immoral acts that were being committed in violation of our Constitutional rights, and in the name of security. They were FBI agents, justice department attorneys, diplomats, and active duty military who witnessed the tortures, the propaganda, and the eavesdropping on American citizens for political purposes rather than for national security. There is also an extensive list of generals and admirals who have spoken out against our policies, and have written Congress and the President.
What really surprised me was what I didn't know because the "mainstream-drive-by-left-leaning" press did not report it here, or else they gave it very little play. It was the outright collusion of British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and Australian Prime Minister, John Howard who was censured by the Australian Senate in October 2003, for misleading the public in justifying sending troops off to war with one senator even accusing Howard of unprecedented deceit. Numerous diplomats in Her Majesty's government spoke out, leaked information, resigned, or were arrested for following their consciences.Read more ›
This is an essential work. The citizens who put their careers and reputations on the line to inform a nation, a world, of the facts surrounding the most important decisions of our lifetimes, not only need to be honored, but listened to. And any citizen worthy of the claim needs to read and reflect on the selflessness that prompted these men and women to act completely outside their zones of comforts and personal interest.
The book is imminently readable, accessible, supportable. It is a primer on good citizenship as well as an eye-opening revelation of the inner workings of self-interest in government.
Wilson (Woody) Powell
Character matters. Honor matters. Integrity matters. The reader who agrees with these sentences will find this book inspiring and reinforcing of one's own pursuit of inner greatness in the midst of overwhelming criticism and negative consequences.
Whether the reader is for the Iraq War or against it, this book will allow the reader to conjure up in the mind others who have shown great courage and self-sacrifice for a noble cause.
As the author of two books, "Christian Chess" and "Early Maxims and Aphorisms", I am very impressed with the authors' consistently high quality of writing style, documentation, and breath of topic. I eagerly await future sequels to this book.
Those against the Iraq War should seriously consider introducing this book to elected officials, whether state legislators or Members of Congress. Those in favor of the war should bring it to the attention of pastors and friends.
Good people can differ on perceptions of the rightness or wrongness of a war or any policy. Most, however, will agree in the rock-solid principles of being men and women of conscience.
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I respect the courage of each dissent. Excellent testimonies.Published 17 months ago by hisae Ogawa
Dissent: Voices of Conscience expresses the heroism of Ann Wright and Susan Dixon, women who love this country (United States) and express their patriotism by wanting, hoping, and... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jeanne C. Rellahan
Ann Wright is a American hero. She is so brave, and honest that she is a complete mis fit in not only the military, but in the U.S. these days.Published on January 29, 2014 by Katy
Do not read this book unless you are seeking some truth! This should be a must read for all high school and college students.Published on July 24, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Ann Wright and Susan Dixion have shown that there are, indeed, people who are willing to stand up against the foolhardy military ventures of the United States Government. Read morePublished on February 21, 2010 by B. B. Rhodes
More than a few serve the state and resist its abuses, at significant risk to themselves. But very few of us know all of their stories. Read morePublished on January 7, 2009 by David C N Swanson