The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True Believers Put America on the Road to Armageddon

The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True Believers Put America on the Road to Armageddon[Reading] ➬ The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True Believers Put America on the Road to Armageddon ➳ Craig Unger – Tbjewellers.co.uk 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 root The presidency of George W of the Kindle Ð 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 The Fall ePUB ½ this story has never been fully told From Craig Unger, the author of the bestseller House of Bush, House of Saud, 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 Fall of the Kindle Ð 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 dayAmong the powerful revelations in this book Why George W Bush ignored the sage advice of his father, George HW Bush, and took America into war How Bush was convinced he was doing God s will How Vice President Dick Cheney manipulated George W Bush, disabled his enemies within the administration, and relentlessly pressed for an attack on Iraq 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 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 How Cheney and the neocons assembled a shadow national security apparatus and created a disinformation pipeline to mislead America and start the warA 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 IranProvocative, timely, and disturbing, The Fall of the House of Bush stands as the most comprehensive and dramatic account of how and why George W Bush took America to war in Iraq.

Craig Unger is an American of the Kindle Ð journalist and writer His most recent book is The Fall of the House of Bush, about the internal feud in the Bush family and the rise and collusion of the neoconservative and Christian right in Republican party politics, viewing each group The Fall ePUB ½ s weltanschauung and efforts concerning present and potential future US policy through a distinctly negative prism His previous work, House of Bush, House of Saud explored the relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud Craig Unger s work is featured in Michael Moore s Fall of the Kindle Ð film Fahrenheit Unger has served as deputy editor of the New York Observer and was editor in chief of Boston Magazine He has written about George H W Bush and George W Bush for The New Yorker, Esquire Magazine and Vanity Fair.

The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True
    The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True took America into war How Bush was convinced he was doing God s will How Vice President Dick Cheney manipulated George W Bush, disabled his enemies within the administration, and relentlessly pressed for an attack on Iraq 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 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 How Cheney and the neocons assembled a shadow national security apparatus and created a disinformation pipeline to mislead America and start the warA 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 IranProvocative, timely, and disturbing, The Fall of the House of Bush stands as the most comprehensive and dramatic account of how and why George W Bush took America to war in Iraq."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 368 pages
  • The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True Believers Put America on the Road to Armageddon
  • Craig Unger
  • 07 July 2019
  • 074328075X

10 thoughts on “The Fall of the House of Bush: How a Group of True Believers Put America on the Road to Armageddon

  1. says:

    I don t believe George Bush or Tony Blair lied about the Iraq War In Britain that s like saying you think Hitler had some good ideas on municipal development It doesn t win you any friends But anyway, here s how I think it went Bush We need to find out about Iraq what s Saddam up to I think he wants to disequilibriate us I know, we ll ask the CIA.Top CIA guy The Prez wants to know about Iraq I know, we ll ask our agents in Iraq Oh shit, we don t have any, Saddam killed them all Ok I don t believe George Bush or Tony Blair lied about the Iraq War In Britain that s like saying you think Hitler had some good ideas on municipal development It doesn t win you any friends But anyway, here s how I think it went Bush We need to find out about Iraq what s Saddam up to I think he wants to disequilibriate us I know, we ll ask the CIA.Top CIA guy The Prez wants to know about Iraq I know, we ll ask our agents in Iraq Oh shit, we don t have any, Saddam killed them all Okay, we ll ask all these Iraqi exiles who fled Saddam They still have contacts, they ll know First Iraqi exile Hey, the CIA are asking me about what Saddam is doing I haven t been there for 15 years but my cousin says they ve got rid of all those chemical weapons they used on those Kurds and they don t have anything else, the Americans could kick their ass any day Second Iraqi exile Why do the CIA what to know about Saddam all of a sudden Hey, maybe they re going to get rid of him First guy Hey do you think if they did we could get jobs in the new government After all we can speak English that s got to be a big plus We could broker deals Second guy You re a genius Now then, how can we encourage the Americans to boot him out Iraqi exiles to CIA agent We spoke to our cousin and Saddam has huge stockpiles of chemical weapons aimed at your bedroom and enough nuclear weapons to blow up the planet nine times over Plus they routinely torture all Christians, and Osama bin Laden has married Saddam s daughter and they have twins and the twins have nuclear weapons CIA agent to CIA boss These Iraqis are feeding us a crock of shit.CIA boss Yeah, I know it But I also know how to keep my job.CIA to President Mr President, our careful sifting of information from our many sources of intelligence on the current Iraqi regime suggests that they have huge stockpiles of chemical weapons aimed at your bedroom and enough nuclear weapons to blow up the planet nine times over Plus they routinely torture all Christians, and Osama bin Laden gets the pick of all Christian virgins born there.Bush You sure about this OK, we re gonna invade.Condy What about Hans Blix Bush Who Condy What about the UN Bush What UN So, strictly speaking, I don t think Bush and Blair ever lied they just strenuously avoided hearing anything which might have upset their pretty world restructuring applecart, Like when kids put their fingers in their ears go lalalala can t hear you butsophisticated LATER PB S THEORY OF THE IRAQ WAR TURNS OUT TO BE TRUE The Guardian has just published this admits to WMD lies that triggered Iraq war Man codenamed Curveball invented tales of bioweapons Iraqi told lies to try to bring down Saddam Hussein regime Fabrications used by US as justification for invasionMartin Chulov and Helen Pidd in Karlsruhe guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 15 February 2011 12.58 GMT The defector who convinced the White House that Iraq had a secret biological weapons programme has admitted for the first time that he lied about his story, then watched in shock as it was used to justify the war.Rafid Ahmed Alwan al Janabi, codenamed Curveball by German and American intelligence officials who dealt with his claims, has told the Guardian that he fabricated tales of mobile bioweapons trucks and clandestine factories in an attempt to bring down the Saddam Hussein regime, from which he had fled in 1995 Maybe I was right, maybe I was not right, he said They gave me this chance I had the chance to fabricate something to topple the regime I and my sons are proud of that and we are proud that we were the reason to give Iraq the margin of democracy

  2. says:

    This is kind of an odd book even though I largely enjoyed it It s a journalistic account of the Bush administration that sort of treats the Bush family as a tragic hero or villain in American politics Unger s argument is that Bush II brought together two key strains in American political thought that made him the perfect candidate for launching a crusade like enterprise overseas The first strain is evangelical Christianity, which brought to American politics a stark good v evil mentality, This is kind of an odd book even though I largely enjoyed it It s a journalistic account of the Bush administration that sort of treats the Bush family as a tragic hero or villain in American politics Unger s argument is that Bush II brought together two key strains in American political thought that made him the perfect candidate for launching a crusade like enterprise overseas The first strain is evangelical Christianity, which brought to American politics a stark good v evil mentality, a take no prisoners, brook no compromise approach, and an abiding belief in the universality of American and Christian values The second was the second generation of neoconservatives, who despite being generally secular and or Jewish shared a short of crusading mentality about America s role in spreading democracy in the world Unger traces the roots of these movements in some very interesting early chapters in which he particularly emphasizes how both groups came to see Israel as a key ally that the US has to protect at all costs He then argues that these movements came together in George Bush II, whose evangelicalism predisposed him to buy into the Manichean, crusading worldview of the neocons, who shaped his understanding of international politics and his response to 9 11, orienting him towards regime change in Iraq There s a lotin this book than I ve just described, including good chapters on WMD intelligence, Likud politics in Israel, and Bush I s drastically different approach to international politics Nevertheless, I can t help but think that this book goes a little off the rails at times It was written at the height of the catastrophe in the Bush administration 2005 2007 , and Unger is clearly furious with the Bush team The end of the book becomes a little hysterical as Unger starts to claim that the Republic and the Constitution themselves are in mortal peril because of Bush s action The title of the book on goodreads not the title in my version of the book speaks to some of this exaggeration Unger also doesn t show much on how evangelicalism contributed to the Iraq War other in that evangelicals generally supported the war and Bush s version of Christianity predisposed him to accept the neocon view of international politics.This is one of many books providing a post mortem on Iraq and the Bush administration, and Unger is generally right in his conclusions I do have problems with neocon focused arguments about Iraq, but they were clearly the crucial group in shaping Bush s understanding of and response to 9 11 I can t recommend this book overbalanced accounts of the origins of the Iraq War such as Packer s excellent The Assassin s Gate and Bonin s Arrows of the Night, but it is still a solid read

  3. says:

    There ve been many book written about the Bush Presidency, most written by people with open access to the Administration, so you hope you re getting facts and not biased opinions Few offer glowing summaries, and this one is no different However, this one, being one of the latter books, does a good job of summarizing the many issues associated with the Bush term, and give a better insight into the key players and behind the scenes power brokers than many of the others The other thing I felt th There ve been many book written about the Bush Presidency, most written by people with open access to the Administration, so you hope you re getting facts and not biased opinions Few offer glowing summaries, and this one is no different However, this one, being one of the latter books, does a good job of summarizing the many issues associated with the Bush term, and give a better insight into the key players and behind the scenes power brokers than many of the others The other thing I felt this book did was provide a lotinsight into the many conservative and religious right advisors who became key players in the State Department, Department of Defense, National Security team, etc Unger discusses the long standing ties among many of these neo cons, their beliefs, and the agenda they carried with them into their jobs It reminded me somewhat of the motion picture W about President Bush, which I expected to be a brutal portrail of the president, but all in all, seemed to be a fairly factual if not sympathetic presentation of the Bush years

  4. says:

    Note to my decent Republican and moderate Christian friends the title of this book is perhaps a misnomer If you just can t bear to read the last couple of chapters, which do outline the fall of Bush the grim details of which are now daily available in the mainstream media anyway just read the first part, which is actually about his rise What you will see meticulously researched and unequivocal is how ruthless neoconservative policy makers and the Christian far right fanatics who i Note to my decent Republican and moderate Christian friends the title of this book is perhaps a misnomer If you just can t bear to read the last couple of chapters, which do outline the fall of Bush the grim details of which are now daily available in the mainstream media anyway just read the first part, which is actually about his rise What you will see meticulously researched and unequivocal is how ruthless neoconservative policy makers and the Christian far right fanatics who inspired them hijacked your venerable party and your beloved religion onto a path that led our nation into the current Middle East quagmire That is, unfortunately, history But the question must now be, as a new election nears, What are you going to do about it

  5. says:

    Unger hit a home run with this book Reads like a thriller

  6. says:

    Extremely detailed account Provides the answers to the question How did they do that

  7. says:

    A very interesting look inside the Bush Administration It honestly gave me a new respect for the man behind the presidency.

  8. says:

    the world is a creepy crazy place

  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I think this is the first book ive read that really examined Bush 41 vs 43 and clearly delineates how they diverge It is quite clear of the two, 41 wassuccessful in every way aside from presidential longevity W is a lesson for history, the idea that special interest groups can hold such political sway needs to be examined under church state rules The system of governmental checks and balances dismantled so effectively by the neocon agenda also needs to be maderobust The war on t I think this is the first book ive read that really examined Bush 41 vs 43 and clearly delineates how they diverge It is quite clear of the two, 41 wassuccessful in every way aside from presidential longevity W is a lesson for history, the idea that special interest groups can hold such political sway needs to be examined under church state rules The system of governmental checks and balances dismantled so effectively by the neocon agenda also needs to be maderobust The war on terror did not fully appreciate the complexity of the ME as 41 Scrowcroft highlighted The idea that the fraud perpetrated to start the wars is at best willful ignorance is a rose tinted view Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld all knew what they were doing and had the intention not just to stop at Iraq Afghanistan they are hugely intelligent and partially sighted by a particular interpretation of right The chaos caused by their interventions was underestimated, as was the backlash Social media has changed public perception on a dime it took years for anti war movements to gather momentum when Cheney cut his teeth under Nixon Potentially if they had moved through the entire region sequentially swiftly removing arms and power structures in aNapoleonic manner they may have beensuccessful for their agenda However the days of obvious concrete empires are unnecessary, economic tentacles arepowerful levers that garner less attention Ultimately Bush 41 43 may be bruised but the public has a short attention span Jeb and the other scions will have a chance in the future I would say fall is overstated, its just a minor hiatus in empire building.This is a great book but i found Unger s one about Trump Putinreadable

  10. says:

    Listened to the abridged CD audio book version Confirmed what I have felt for some 15 years now George Bush destroyed our nation s bright future with his invasion of IRAQ.

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