IN THE MAIL: Shadow Warriors by Kenneth R. Timmerman

Shadow WarriorsThis looks to be a good read for all of the card carrying members of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy out there: Shadow Warriors: The Untold Story of Traitors, Saboteurs, and the Party of Surrender by Kenneth R. Timmerman

It is an intelligence war conducted behind the scenes, aimed at confusing, misleading, and ultimately defeating the enemy. The goal is nothing less than toppling the regime in power. A network of agents has been planted at key crossroads of power, stealing secrets, planting disinformation, and cooking intelligence. The plan involves sophisticated political sabotage operations that bring in opposition forces who can challenge the regime openly, in a way the CIA cannot. The scope is breathtaking.

Who is the target of this vast, sophisticated CIA operation? Not the mullahs in Tehran or North Korea’s power-mad Kim Jong Il; the target is America’s president, George W. Bush.

Drawing on exclusive information from senior government officials, intelligence operatives, and many others, investigative reporter Kenneth Timmerman provides the full, untold story of the sabotage that occurs behind the scenes at key government agencies like the CIA and the State Department–and the profound effect it has on America’s ability to confront its most dangerous enemies.

From flipping through, it appears that this is more than just a sob story about how the meanies are picking on poor George W. Bush. It sounds as if Bush and his administration are being blamed for putting and/or keeping political enemies in key places and for not fighting back effectively against the political insurgency. As a stout Conservative, I certainly feel this way at times. It will be interesting to see how the issue is dealt with in the book.

It will hit the streets November 6th. Published by Crown Forum.