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I finished two books over the week-end:  America's Secret War by George Friedman, the founder of Stratfor the intelligence consultancy, and Stalin'sn Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith.

I would not recommend the first one to anyone.  This guy actually believes that the USA wanted to declare war on Saudi Arabia but decided to attack Iraq instead to send a message to the Saudis.  That's his premise about the "secret war", just like Vietnam was a message to China and the Soviet Union.

by zoe on Mon Aug 20th, 2007 at 12:12:44 PM EST

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