How much do you know about Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Frank Carlucci of the Carlyle Group, Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, FBI Director Louis Freeh, CIA Director George Tenet, "Counterterrorism Czar" Richard Clarke, FAA hijack coordinator Michael Canavan, FAA Command Center operations manager Benedict Sliney, General Ralph Eberhart of NORAD, Carl Truscott of the Secret Service, former CIA Director John Deutch, Undersecretary of Defense John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitiz, Peter Janson of AMEC Construction, Iraq Occupation Governor L. Paul Bremer, National Commission on Terrorism Advisor Brian Michael Jenkins, Wirt Walker of KuwAm Corp., Barry McDaniel of Stratesec, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Duane Andrews of SAIC, Congressman Porter Goss (That's more than 19, and there are actually more mentioned in the book.)
Do you know about Richard Clarke's close ties with the United Arab Emirates? Did you know that L. Paul Bremer's parent company occupied the exact floors where the North Tower was struck by Flight 11, or that another company Bremer directed patented a thermite demolition device? This book provides extensive background on many key individuals and connects the dots. A common objection to the idea of insider participation in 9/11 is that people cannot imagine Americans who would actually do such a thing. This book makes insider participation much more understandable and believable. The result is not to close the book on who did 9/11; it rather opens the book, exposes the players, and calls for a real investigation. It is a masterpiece of deep reporting.