Operation Hotel California: The Clandestine War Inside Iraq

Operation Hotel California The Clandestine War Inside Iraq The untold story of the CIA s secret mission inside Iraq to prepare for the invasion of Iraq from the secret team leader who led the mission

  • Title: Operation Hotel California: The Clandestine War Inside Iraq
  • Author: MikeTucker Charles S. Faddis
  • ISBN: 9781599213668
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The untold story of the CIA s secret mission inside Iraq to prepare for the invasion of Iraq from the secret team leader who led the 2003 mission.

    One thought on “Operation Hotel California: The Clandestine War Inside Iraq”

    1. Interesting subject matter, awful delivery.The story sounds like a movie as you get into it. It;s an interesting story to read about how they got into Iraq, how they set up, what they did in country, their complications and all that. It is also interesting to hear through this guy's perspective about went wrong. He cites a couple of cases where Washington had no perspective on reality. They viewed things in Iraq like a staff game they played in the Pentagon war room. One example of this is how t [...]

    2. There are now books about the bad intelligence, the botched occupation and almost any aspect of the Iraq war and its aftermath. Now we have a narrative about the outrageous lack of administrative support for the CIA operatives who entered Iraq prior to the invasion. Was there ANY part of this war that was well managed?The information they sent back was fully ignored. Their alliances were disrespected. Their invasion support operations were both ignored and undermined. This group would have been [...]

    3. It is a rare thing that a book actually disappoints me. This one has done just that to the point that I couldn't even finish it. The subject of this book is the clandestine action taken by a team of CIA operatives sent into Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion to establish "on the ground" intelligence and resources. Neat right? Historically important, interesting subject matter, the author even had access to at least one of the team members involved with the operation. All the makings of a great read [...]

    4. Operation Hotel California held such promise. The story behind covert operations in Iraq certainly interests me. I'm sure the author is stacked with credentials too.This book just failed to deliver. This book tells its story from the perspective of the author and the author's recollection of conversations with a CIA officer. The CIA officer apparently headed the efforts and resources detailed in the book.This type of hearsay reads more like fiction than fact. That difference left me wanting more [...]

    5. Mike Tucker's language is a little aggressive and repetitive, but this is a great look into the CIAs presence in Iraq, and the shortcomings of the top levels of the US Government and CIA from before the war until the present. I would be excited to hear what other CIA operatives and US armed forces special ops that were there on those teams had to say.

    6. The book was pretty interesting - it told of one man's experience of his time in Iraq. It was more of an editorial than a book - very anti-Bush. But, it was interesting none the less, and worth the read.

    7. I was REALLY disappointed. I don't know why they wasted such a fascinating topic and a brilliant subject (Charles Faddis) on such a crappy author (Mike Tucker). His writing was repetitive, melodramatic, and boring. I tried really hard for several days to get into it and I just couldn't. Sad.

    8. This book was really good in exposing how the Bush administration dropped the ball for a quick surrender of Iraqi troops in the north of Iraq. It exposes a lot of the inter office politics that hold back the CIA and the US military from achieving their objectives.

    9. The content is riveting, the narrative style fairly terrible. Takes a day to read, so it's worth the time. The epilogue by Mike Tucker reads like a bad joke.

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