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Intelligence Matters

The CIA, the FBI, Saudi Arabia, and the Failure of America's War on Terror
Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Politics
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Publisher's Summary

For ten years, Senator Bob Graham served on the Senate Intelligence Committee, where he oversaw the conduct of the CIA and had access to some of the nation's most closely guarded secrets. In this explosive, controversial, and profoundly alarming insider's report, Senator Graham reveals faults in America's national security network severe enough to raise fundamental questions about the competence and honesty of public officials in the CIA, the FBI, and the White House.
©2004 Senator Bob Graham and J. Nussbaum (P)2004 Books on Tape, Inc.

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  • Greg
  • Tampa, FL, USA
  • 10-11-04

Open your eyes

Republican, Democrat or Independent - this book will open your eyes. This book provides a detailed (almost too detailed) view into what happened in the 9/11 Commission Reports efforts to unravel what happened. It is startling information that shines light on the Saudi involvement in 9/11 and our administrations protection of this information. I am a registered Republican and did not see this in a defensive light. But it did shine the light on many unaddressed dangers that our Government has failed to address adequately. I appreciated the inside view to what has gone on behind the scenes. It opened my eyes. Citizens of this country owe it to themselves to go beyond sound bites and educate themselves on what really goes on. This book is a good start.

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  • Andrea
  • MONROE, GA, USA
  • 09-22-04

Utterly disturbing

Anyone who plans to vote this November should definitely read this book - or at least the 9/11 Commission Report. I cannot articulate how strongly this book has affected my political position. It completely changed my view on Iraq. A must-read for every American.

13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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Good book, terrible reader

It is very interesting to get the insight of the chairman of the senate intellegence comittee on the current terrorist threat and organizations that comabat it. On the one hand, Grahm is a partisan senator who vigourously dissaproves of the acts of the Bush administration. On the other he is far more in the know than the endless line of pundits who have churned these issues over the last few years. Jonathan Marosz
is the worst reader I have come across and I said I would never listen to him again, but this book was worth putting up with him.

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A must listen!

Senator Bob Graham has done an outstanding job of meticulously detailing the intelligence failures related to the 9/11 terrorist attack. This is an eye-opening book and raises serious concerns about the health of democracy in America. Had Senator Graham not written this book we would be blissfully ignorant of the political distortions surrounding 9/11. This is a must read (listen) for those who care about the future and safety of America!

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A note on "intelligence matters"

Senator Bob Graham is a habitual noter of what occurs during his day, One would find everything laid out bair in his book. From political bargaining on giving membership of committees to administrative forms that produce a giving outcome. Whether that outcome is negative or positive. Some are still present from back then until today,
The narrative would catch from the beginning. However then the let downs that occured after , would make one wonder how did that happen?
Those who learn from the past will be better prepared for the future.

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very interesting and insightful.

loved it!
well written , exceptional performance and exciting insights into the intelligence committee.
some parts were very technical but un

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I loved the book

great insight from a well-respected senator and governor of America's failure in preventing 911 when the writing was on the wall

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Highly informative even if it is written by a politician!

'Intelligence Matters' is highly informative and full of insight, even if the 'patriotism' of the author means that he can only ever see the world's problems from the perspective of how it affects Americans.

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  • Kenneth
  • LEESBURG, VA, United States
  • 01-31-06

Authoritative and Organized, not Scintillating

Bob Graham like a lot of intelligence men is serious about being serious. This book amounts to a long position paper, but it is tastefully done and careful about the facts. His real point is, not about politics, but about his model for achieving integrity in intelligence.

I found it thoroughly enjoyable. If you aren’t huge fan of Wolfowitz you probably won’t agree with Graham’s position, but you should still find the book tasteful and respectful.

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Too much Politics

There was altogether too much Bush bashing, and not enough attention to the subject.

3 of 6 people found this review helpful