Michael Kearns and Ron Solomon
5.0 out of 5 stars TRUTH About Treason, Torture, and More, July 21, 2015
This book nails the reality of torture as both deeply pathological and unproductive. However it goes much further, and shows just how out of control our country is, where 70% of the secret budget is spent on contractors without a clue and without ethics. As Americans contemplate the future, Broken! is a helpful overview of just what “out of control” can mean, not only abroad, but right here at home where internment camps actually exist ‘in waiting.’
I was among those who signed the latter against torture to Senator John McCain (former Director of Central Intelligence Stansfield Turner was the lead signer), and I was one of the first CIA officers assigned the terrorist target full-time (in the 1980’s). Torture does not work and is a moral hazard. I know the lead author personally and have read his non-fiction training materials — he is a man of integrity and when this book suggests that the current practices of our government are both immoral and unprofessional — contractors out of control, wanna-be macho-moroins abusing their bureaucratic power — he and his co-author are communicating REALITY.
This book is as close to the truth as iti s possible to get, and I recommend it most earnestly to every citizen. Two other fictional books that I recommend are TYRANNICIDE (The Story of the Second American Revolution) and Twilight’s Last Gleaming. Those interested in non-fiction about the world of intelligence, torture, drones, assassination, can see my list of Amazon reviews focused exclusively on intelligence, easily found by looking online for Worth a Look: Book Reviews on Government Secret Intelligence.
This is a RIGHTEOUS book, a patriotic book, a practical book, and I for one am proud that we have professionals able to speak truth to power in this manner.
Best wishes to all,
Robert David STEELE Vivas
ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World