Because this book is somewhat dated now, I intended it to be an introductory book for me on 911 and it certainly hit the mark. Sen. Graham, through his position, was privy to a lot of information pertaining to the 911 attack, the governmental failures that led to it, the decision to go after Saddam instead of terrorists, and the compelling evidence of Saudi Arabia's DIRECT involvement in 911 that was completely covered up by the Bush administration. Sen. Graham lays that all out in this book.
Senator Bob Graham presents an objective, factual evaluation of what we did and didn't know before 9/11, based on his work with the bi-partisan Senate Investigation Special Committee. He outlines 12 different instances where we could have foiled at least parts of the terrorists' plans for the attack on 9/11. Then he gives insider details on the administration's mishandling of events after the attack. Whether the Administration's mishaps were a result of incompetence, negligence or criminal obstruction is up for the listener to decide. However, one is left with the impression that our country's safety may have been in the hands of Dumb and Dumber. This CD is a must listen for anyone who wants to be informed about 9/11 and the War On Terrorism.
It doesn't paint a pretty picture of W's adminstration. However, I really loved this book. I listened to it twice in three days. It was very insightful. As to the senator's point of view on terrorism and what role intelligence plays in preventing future attacks
Bob Graham, a former two-term governor of Florida, served from 1987 to 2005 in the United States Senate, including ten years on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, which he chaired in 2001-2002. He currently leads the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida and University of Miami.