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'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point

'The Great War of Our Time' goes inside the CIA, to a point

In his book "The Great War of Our Time," former CIA deputy Director Michael Morell explains the blunder that led to Saddam Hussein being deposed and sent him into hiding in a spider hole. Hussein, Morell writes, had overestimated the U.S. intelligence-gathering capability. The Iraqi dictator wanted to maintain the bluff that he had weapons of mass destruction to keep "his number one enemy," Iran, at bay. His mistake was in assuming U.S. intelligence would realize he did not have WMD and would "eventually lower the (economic) sanctions and, more important, not attack him." Among the other nuggets in Morell's book, subtitled "The CIA's Fight...

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