State of Denial

State of Denial Insurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White H

  • Title: State of Denial
  • Author: Bob Woodward
  • ISBN: 9780743272230
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Insurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White House in May 2006 The forecast of a violent 2007 in Iraq contradicted the repeated optimistic statements of President Bush, including one, two days earlier, when he sa Insurgents and terrorists retain the resources and capabilities to sustain and even increase current level of violence through the next year This was the secret Pentagon assessment sent to the White House in May 2006 The forecast of a violent 2007 in Iraq contradicted the repeated optimistic statements of President Bush, including one, two days earlier, when he said we were at a turning point that history would mark as the time the forces of terror began their long retreat State of Denial examines how the Bush administration avoided telling the truth about Iraq to the public, to Congress, and often to themselves Two days after the May report, the Pentagon told Congress, in a report required by law, that the appeal and motivation for continued violent action will begin to wane in early 2007 In this detailed inside story of a war torn White House, Bob Woodward reveals how White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, with the indirect support of other high officials, tried for 18 months to get Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld replaced The president and Vice President Cheney refused At the beginning of Bush s second term, Stephen Hadley, who replaced Condoleezza Rice as national security adviser, gave the administration a D minus on implementing its policies A SECRET report to the new Secretary of State Rice from her counselor stated that, nearly two years after the invasion, Iraq was a failed state State of Denial re

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