The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America

The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America #2020

The Connection How al Qaeda s Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America In the wake of no one knew when the next attack would come or where it would come from America s enemies seemed gathered on all sides and for several nerve racking months we lived in fear that
  • Title: The Connection: How al Qaeda's Collaboration with Saddam Hussein Has Endangered America
  • Author: Stephen F. Hayes
  • ISBN: 9780060746735
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the wake of 9 11 no one knew when the next attack would come, or where it would come from America s enemies seemed gathered on all sides, and for several nerve racking months, we lived in fear that the perpetrators might be plotting another action or, worse, that our most dangerous enemies al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein s murderous regime in Iraq could be banding toIn the wake of 9 11 no one knew when the next attack would come, or where it would come from America s enemies seemed gathered on all sides, and for several nerve racking months, we lived in fear that the perpetrators might be plotting another action or, worse, that our most dangerous enemies al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein s murderous regime in Iraq could be banding together against us.The Bush administration and CIA director George Tenet warned against complacency and pointed to growing indications that al Qaeda and Iraq were in league But their case was undercut by unnamed intelligence officials, skeptical politicians, and a compliant media So America relaxed A comforting consensus settled in Osama bin Laden was an impassioned fundamentalist, Saddam a secular autocrat The two would never, could never, work together ABC News reported that there was no connection between them, and the New York Times said so too, and pretty soon just about everyone agreed.Just about everyone was wrong.In The Connection, Stephen Hayes draws on CIA debriefings, top secret memos from our national intelligence agencies, and interviews with Iraqi military leaders and Washington insiders to demonstrate that Saddam and bin Laden not only could work together, they did a curious relationship that stretches back than a decade and may include collaboration on terrorist acts, chemical weapons training, and sheltering some of the world s most wanted radicals.Stephen Hayes s bombshell Weekly Standard piece on this topic was cited by Vice President Cheney as the best source of information about the Saddam al Qaeda connections Now Hayes delves even deeper, exposing the inner workings of America s deadliest opponents and providing a clear eyed corrective to reams of underreported, politicized, and just plain wrong information.The Connection is both a gripping snapshot of the War on Terror and a case study in how bureaucratic assumptions and media arrogance can put us all at risk.
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    Despite your political leanings, one can read THE CONNECTION and find that there are a wealth of connections between the international terrorism community It s very clear that the al Qaeda had a massive network of support be it financial, material, or providing training space and that the organization was intent upon inflicting harm wherever and whenever it say a truly calculated means I think that Stephen Hayes has done an exceptional job at gathering together what proven and speculative bits h [...]

    A nice little book that not only catalogues the evidence of connections between Saddam Hussein s regime and Islamic terrorists including Al Qaeda but also gives interesting insight into how the compelling yet inconclusive evidence become ignored as the predominant the intelligence was fixed narrative took hold Probably somewhat dated at this point and surely to be replaced by a definitive account but good for what it is.

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