Hubris The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War By Isikoff, Michael Book - 2006

“Hubris” details the methods that Cheney, Wolfowitz, and Bush used to justify the invasion of Iraq, first based upon Iraq’s possession of WMD and then based upon the supposition that Saddam Hussein was an evil person who needed to be removed from power. It also details how the New York Times and Judith Miller worked in consort with Laurie Mylroie to use the media to convince the American public that war was justified. When experts pushed back on the neo-con justifications for war, the Bush administration destroyed the career of Valerie Plame to get revenge on those who opposed the neo-con plans. This book, published in 2006 has been supplemented in the last year with a 1 hour documentary on MSNBC and then a 1 hour discussion of the 1 hour documentary. This book is a necessary source for a study of the origins of the Iraq war. It seems shocking that so many of the neo-cons have gone on to new careers making huge piles of cash in institutions like the Heritage Foundation and the International Monetary Fund.

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