This book seems to become more timely every day that goes by and I read more and more stories about what may or may not have been told to the folks at the white house.
When you read Bob Baer's account of what did happen and what could have been done, you realize that for all the technology and all the federal budgets and all the other things that make us paranoid about governments, the one thing that we need to remember is that for the most part the human beings that run things don't pay attention to the people in the field, becaue their own agendas drive their decisions.
This book makes you shake your head in wonder about the lack of leadership and decisionmaking in Washington, and it makes you jump for joy that there is still hope that democracy will survive in the wake of the stupidity of the people running the bureaucracies that appear to run our lives.
For anyone who believes in the possibility of conspiracies, read this and realize that the only conspiracy is ignorance.
A must read.