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someguyfromcanada  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your best reccomendations for history books?

Whoa. Apparently the CIA considers it credible enough to publish a rebuttal. I actually find it hard to believe they would do that. Why wouldn't they just ignore it?

kleinbl00  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It made a pretty big splash when it came out. The CIA had also just been "dismantled" by the Bush administration, itself at a low ebb, and the damn WMDs were very much not going to be found. Legacy of Ashes pretty much captured the lowest PR nadir of the CIA since Carter cleaned house, and it captured it at a time when the country was eager to read about large 3-letter agencies getting their comeuppance.

Chromatic_Jon  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've got no answer for you, but to be honest if the CIA didn't consistently do things that people found baffling they wouldn't be much of an intelligence agency.

someguyfromcanada  ·  1328 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So they read Sun Tzu as well? :)