If you want to understand what went wrong in Iraq, this is a good place to start. Packer begins in Iraq and backtracks to Washington where the neocons are busy trying to con the American people and stifle their critics. One of the most moving sections is devoted to a family who has lost a son in Iraq and is left wondering who and what to believe.
A conspiracy but no final explanation for the conspiracy? Oh, wait, here's the explanation: the events of 9/11 were meant to coverup the downing of TWA800 by a terrorist. I love a good thriller with a conspiracy thrown in (3 days of the Condor comes to mind) but this borders on fantasy.
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