Plan of Attack is a 2004 book by the American author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward.
Plan of Attack is a 2004 book by the American author and investigative reporter Bob Woodward. The book's chief contention, which provides the rationale for its title, is that President Bush planned from early in his presidency to remove Saddam Hussein from power by force, rather than making any serious effort to use diplomacy or other means.
As to be expected from any Bob Woodward book this is a dligent and detailed work, written very close in time to the events portrayed and before the 2004 US Presidential Election. Reading of these historic decisions some 15 years after the event provides the details with an inevitable context broadly unknown at the time - the context of the lives lost and and the lack of weapons of mass destruction uncovered - which both inevitably shadow every page with hindsight.
We have Lord Hutton, the Americans have Bob Woodward. Both get the people who count to talk. While his lordship used the power of judicial summons, Woodward offers a deal. If you talk, he will faithfully present your side of the story. If you do not, your rivals will - and they'll end up looking good, often at your expense.
Bob Woodward's book on the decision to go to war which was made by the President and his closest advisors is a very easy to read book on a very hard topic
Bob Woodward's book on the decision to go to war which was made by the President and his closest advisors is a very easy to read book on a very hard topic. Woodward as always has impeccable sources, he speaks with not only George W Bush, but the main players in the Government as well, both on the record and off.
Details for this torrent. Had Woodward cast a wider net, he would have had a richer book and one with a longer shelf life. Still, one is grateful. Bob Woodward - Plan Of Attack (-Neocons-Terr. Plan of Attack vividly demonstrates that Rumsfeld is an inspired leader when it comes to military planning. He was ruthless at dissecting military proposals for the war, asking questions that pointed up shaky assumptions and logical fallacies, and demanding over and over again that military planners go back to the drawing board and produce something better.
A helpful and/or enlightening book that is extremely well rounded, has many strengths and no shortcomings worth mentioning. A helpful and/or enlightening book that, in addition to meeting the highest standards in all pertinent aspects, stands out even among the best. Often an instant classic and must-read for everyone.
ALSO BY BOB WOODWARD The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006–2008 State of Denial The Secret Man (with a Reporter’s Assessment by Carl Bernstein) Plan of Attack. Bush at War. Maestro: Greenspan’s Fed and the American Boom.
Like Plan of Attack, Woodward’s story of how Alan Greenspan helped create the prosperity of the 1990s feels like half . The president and his team had become marketers of Bush’s certainty, he writes.
Like Plan of Attack, Woodward’s story of how Alan Greenspan helped create the prosperity of the 1990s feels like half a book. Unlike Plan of Attack, we never get the sequel, or the revision. There’s little about the asset bubbles-in stocks and in housing-whose bursting would define the next decade of economic policymaking, other than Greenspan’s uncertainty as to whether there’s anything he can safely do about them. This book, in short, could use some Ben Bernanke.