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American Armageddon: How the Delusions of the Neoconservatives and the Christian Right Triggered the Descent of America--And Still Imperil

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The presidency of George W. Bush has led to the worst foreign policy decision in the history of the United States — the bloody, unwinnable war in Iraq. How did this happen? Bush's fateful decision was rooted in events that began decades ago, and until now this story has never been fully told. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; From Craig Unger, the author of the bestseller andlt;iandgt;House of Bush, House of Saudandlt;/iandgt;, comes a comprehensive, deeply sourced, and chilling account of the secret relationship between neoconservative policy makers and the Christian Right, and how they assaulted the most vital safeguards of America's constitutional democracy while pushing the country into the catastrophic quagmire in the Middle East that is getting worse day by day. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Among the powerful revelations in this book: andlt;BRandgt; andlt;ulandgt; andlt;liandgt; Why George W. Bush ignored the sage advice of his father, George H.W. Bush, and took America into war.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt; How Bush was convinced he was doing God's will.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt; How Vice President Dick Cheney manipulated George W. Bush, disabled his enemies within the administration, and relentlessly pressed for an attack on Iraq.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt; Which veteran government official, with the assent of the president's father, protested passionately that the Bush administration was making a catastrophic mistake — and was ignored.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt; How information from forged documents that had already been discredited fourteen times by various intelligence agencies found its way into President Bush's State of the Union address in which he made the case for war with Iraq.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt; How Cheney and the neocons assembled a shadow national security apparatus and created a disinformation pipeline to mislead America and start the war.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;/ulandgt; andlt;BRandgt; A seasoned, award-winning investigative reporter connected to many back-channel political and intelligence sources, Craig Unger knows how to get the big story — and this one is his most explosive yet. Through scores of interviews with figures in the Christian Right, the neoconservative movement, the Bush administration, and sources close to the Bush family, as well as intelligence agents in the CIA, the Pentagon, and Israel, Unger shows how the Bush administration's certainty that it could bend history to its will has carried America into the disastrous war in Iraq, dooming Bush's presidency to failure and costing America thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Far from ensuring our security, the Iraq War will be seen as a great strategic pivot point in history that could ignite wider war in the Middle East, particularly in Iran. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Provocative, timely, and disturbing, andlt;iandgt;The Fall of the House of Bushandlt;/iandgt; stands as the most comprehensive and dramatic account of how and why George W. Bush took America to war in Iraq.

Synopsis:

From the author of the bestselling "House of Bush, House of Saud" comes a chilling account of the secret relationship between neoconservative policy makers and the Christian Right, and how this alliance has led America into a catastrophic quagmire in the Middle East.

About the Author

Craig Unger was deputy editor of the New York Observer and editor-in-chief of Boston Magazine. He has written about George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush for the New Yorker, Esquire, and Vanity Fair. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743280761
Subtitle:
How the Delusions of the Neoconservatives and the Christian Right Triggered the Descent of America--and Still Imperil Our Future
Author:
Unger, Craig
Publisher:
Free Press
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Government - Executive Branch
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Church and state
Subject:
Conservatism
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003
Subject:
United States Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp b-w insert
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.35x5.59x1.17 in. .99 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Politics » Politics of Oil
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