Roger L. Simon

Shadow Warriors

I am about half way through Kenneth Timmerman’s Shadow Warriors, which unfortunately has the same title as a Tom Clancy book that it does not resemble in the slightest. Timmerman’s book (published in November) is, in essence, an attack on forces within the State Department and the CIA that worked to sabotage the Iraq War from the outset. And, as we have all seen, they did a good job of it.

As for evidence, Timmerman provides plenty of details. How accurate they are, I am in no position to know, but they feel right – at least most of the time. I would not review this book, however, because I do not believe myself to be qualified (as opposed to, say, taking pot shots at Vanessa Redgrave). But I do recommend reading it.