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The Resource Curveball : spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war, Bob Drogin

Curveball : spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war, Bob Drogin

Label
Curveball : spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war
Title
Curveball
Title remainder
spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war
Statement of responsibility
Bob Drogin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book answers the crucial question of the Iraq war: How and why was America's intelligence so catastrophically wrong? Journalist Drogin takes us to Europe, the Middle East, and deep inside the CIA to find the truth. In 1999, a mysterious Iraqi applies for political asylum in Munich, offering compelling testimony of Saddam Hussein's secret program to build weapons of mass destruction. He claims that the dictator has constructed germ factories on trucks. His grateful German hosts pass his account to their CIA counterparts, who give the defector his code name: Curveball. After 9/11, when the Bush administration turns its attention to Iraq, they seize on Curveball's story--even though it has begun to unravel. The CIA allows President Bush to cite Curveball's unconfirmed claims in a State of the Union speech--yet the entire case is based on a fraud. And the proof was clear before the war.--From publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Drogin, Bob
Dewey number
956.7044/3373
Index
index present
LC call number
DS76.79
LC item number
.D76 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curveball
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Weapons of mass destruction
  • Intelligence service
Label
Curveball : spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war, Bob Drogin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-319) and index
Control code
ocn123350135
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 343 p.
Isbn
9781400065837
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016000
System control number
(OCoLC)123350135
Label
Curveball : spies, lies, and the con man who caused a war, Bob Drogin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-319) and index
Control code
ocn123350135
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 343 p.
Isbn
9781400065837
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007016000
System control number
(OCoLC)123350135

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