Panic Blame The warning Men of zeal Detainee 001 Outsourcing torture Inside the black sites The experiment The memo A deadly interrogation Blowback Cover-up.
In the days immediately following September 11th, the most powerful people in the country were panic-stricken. Radical decisions about how to combat terrorists and strengthen national security were made in a state of chaos and fear, but the key players, Vice President Cheney and his powerful, secretive adviser David Addington, used the crisis to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential powers to a degree never known in U.S. history, and obliterate Constitutional protections that define the very essence of the American experiment. This is a dramatic account of how the United States made terrible decisions in the pursuit of terrorists around the world--decisions that not only violated the Constitution, but also hampered the pursuit of Al Qaeda. Whatever the short-term gains, there were incalculable losses in terms of moral standing, our country's place in the world, and its sense of itself.--From publisher description.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -369) and index.
KF9430 .M39 2008
National Book Award Finalist, Nonfiction, 2008.