Anonymous CIA Official Tears Apart US Anti-Terrorism Policies in new book

by on June 23rd, 2004

The New York Times has received an advance copy of a book due to be published later this month written by an anonymous CIA official who still works for the agency. In the book, the author harshly criticizes both the Clinton and Bush administrations for their failure to prevent terrorist activities, including the September 11 attacks.

In addition, the 309-page book, titled “Imperial Hubris,” details the damage done to the war on terror by the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Several quotes emerged as particularly important:

“In the period since 11 September, the United States has dealt lethal blows to al-Qaeda’s leadership and – if official claims are true – have captured 3,000 al-Qaeda foot soldiers.

“At the same time, we have waged two failed half-wars and, in doing so, left Afghanistan and Iraq seething with anti-US sentiment, fertile grounds for the expansion of al-Qaeda and kindred groups.”

See the full BBC Article; US ‘losing fight against terror’

Rand Fishkin