The Reluctant Spy

The Reluctant Spy

My Secret Life in the CIA's War on Terror

Book - 2009
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In The Reluctant Spy, Kiriakou takes readers into the fight against an enemy fueled by fanaticism. He chillingly describes what it was like inside the CIA headquarters on the morning of 9/11, the agency leaders who stepped up and those who protected their careers. And in what may be the book's most shocking revelation, he describes how the White House made plans to invade Iraq a full year before the CIA knew about it--or could attempt to stop it.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780553807370
0553807374
Characteristics: xxi, 192 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ruby, Michael (Michael Handler)

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slang123
May 31, 2016

I sought this book out after reading about John Kiriakou's imprisonment (and the plea, from his supporters, for aid to his family to help with monthly maintenance bills.)

I feel this should be a "must read" for every American.

We should all know there are some people in Washington that are trying to do the right thing.

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StarGladiator
Mar 27, 2014

[Update: 02/15 - - Hurray! Mr. Kiriakou has finally been released from prison and is serving a final 3-month house arrest term for his patriotism. Crooked judge who sentenced him: Leoni Brinkema.] Why this book is important to read? Because now Mr. Kiriakou resides in a federal penitentiary for blowing the whistle on the CIA's illegal torture, which most Americans would have read of by now had not the Obama Administration suppressed that $47 million report on CIA torture. (Where's that transparency in government presidential candidate Barack Obama promised? Flushed down the toilet with hope and change, perhaps?) One of those CIA/extreme rendition torture sites was Diego Garcia, which the recent missing flight MH370 would have flown to, had it not turned south as the Immarsat Satellite company stated. Makes you wonder, now doesn't it?

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May 31, 2016

"But as numerous books in recent years have pointed out, the administration completely botched the critical months after President Bush announced an end to major combat operations. The answer to why we're still in Iraq to this day has almost everything to do with the failures of leadership in 2003 and 2004 and, in some cases, the ascendance of rank deception-deliberate distortions of the facts on the ground."

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