Plan of Attack
- Narrated by: Boyd Gaines
- Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 29-04-04
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
What emerges are astonishingly intimate portraits: President Bush in war cabinet meetings and in private conversation; Dick Cheney, the focused and driven vice president; Colin Powell, the conflicted and cautious secretary of state; Donald Rumsfeld, the controlling war technocrat; George Tenet, the activist CIA director; Tommy Franks, the profane and demanding general; Condoleezza Rice, the ever-present referee and national security adviser; Karl Rove, the hands-on political strategist; other key members of the White House staff and congressional leadership; and foreign leaders ranging from British Prime Minister Blair to Russian President Putin.
Plan of Attack provides new details on the intelligence assessments of Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction and the planning for the war's aftermath.
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By Michael on 03-05-04
This is a well written and interesting book, well worth the read. I was amazed at the books subtle tone which allows neo-conservatives to see a strong president taking charge and knee-jerk liberals to see a detached simple-minded bumbler. As I read, I was astounded that the Bush reelection site would be pushing this book (it seemed to present Bush in such a poor light). So I would read the passage again and find that, with a neo-conservative mind set, the same passage could be read as a ringing endorsement of the President. Amazing writing. The down sides are the book is way too short and covers way to little. It barely gets going, and it is over.
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By abc123abc on 03-05-04
I've never read any of the author's previous books, but was surprised at how little analysis or personal opinion/perspective was offered by the author. He clearly was the ultimate reporter, just reporting the facts as he heard them. I guess I was hoping for some more editorial comment from someone so inside the beltway. Having said that, I did find it incredible that our president didn't seem to ask anyone of his cabinet if we should go to war. He just followed his "gut". A little scary. I'd hate to think all his major decisions are made with so little outside input.
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