Courting Disaster How The Cia Kept America Safe And How Barack Obama
White House speechwriter Marc Thiessen was locked in a secure room and given access to the most sensitive intelligence when he was tasked to write President George W. Bush’s 2006 speech explaining the CIA’s interrogation program and why Congress should authorize it. Few know more about these CIA operations than Thiessen, and in his new book, Courting Disaster, he documents just how effective the CIA’s interrogations were in foiling attacks on America, penetrating al-Qaeda’s high command, and providing our military with actionable intelligence.
Waterboarding al Qaeda leaders prevented terrorist attacks and saved thousands of lives. Now Barack Obama wants to prosecute the men and women who kept us safe.