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Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, Saudia Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror

Graham, Bob; Nussbaum, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 1400063523 / ISBN 13: 9781400063529
Published by Random House, New York, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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2nd printing. Bob Graham has signed without inscription on the page with his printed name, facing the title page. Unclipped dust jacket has an "Autographed" sticker on front panel from "Books & Books" (independent bookstore in South Florida); jacket now protected by a mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 007599

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Title: Intelligence Matters: The CIA, the FBI, ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed Copy

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Shining much-needed light on areas the 9/11 Commission preferred to keep dark, Intelligence Matters chronicles the efforts of a historic joint House-Senate inquiry to get to the bottom of our intelligence failures on that infamous day in 2001. Originally published in 2004 amid the media circus surrounding The 9/11 Commission Report, it told more than a riveting tale—it also provided an unflinching expos of failure, incompetence, and deceit at the highest levels of our government.

The Joint Inquiry, co-chaired by Senator Bob Graham (D-Florida), was the first and arguably most effective government body to investigate the horrendous 2001 attacks. Indeed, it helped compel a reluctant George W. Bush to establish the 9/11 Commission. But while both investigations sharply criticized the failures of our nation's intelligence establishment, only Graham's dared to challenge the Bush administration on a number of troubling points-especially the apparent complicity of Saudi officials in the events of 9/11, the subsequent protection provided by President Bush for a large number of Saudis (including members of the bin Laden family), and the run-up to the Iraq War, which Graham voted against.

The original work combined a compelling narrative of 9/11 with an insightful eyewitness chronicle of the Joint Inquiry's investigation, conclusions, and recommendations. Sharply critiquing the failures at the CIA, FBI, and the White House and detailing at least twelve occasions when the 9/11 plot could have been stopped, it concluded with a clear plan for overhauling our intelligence and national security establishment. For this paperback edition, Graham has added a substantial new preface and postscript that lucidly examine how effectively the nation has responded—or failed to respond—to the Joint Inquiry's recommendations.

This edition restores Intelligence Matters to its rightful place as one of the key texts on the subject of 9/11 and provides a grim reminder of the challenges that remain for us in the war on terror.

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"A startling, authoritative book that should make you plenty angry. The outgrowth of an investigation your tax dollars paid for, it tells us that the government of Saudi Arabia had a central role in 9/11--and your government covered it up. Wrongly overshadowed by The 9/ll Commission Report, it's essential reading."--Anthony Summers, author of Arrogance of Power and Official and Confidential

"Makes for crucial, if disturbing reading and provides lessons that should help us avoid future terrorist attacks and unnecessary wars."--David M. Barrett, author of The CIA and Congress

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