(E–pub READ) DC Confidential The Controversial Memoirs of Britain's Ambassador to the US at the Time of 911 and the Run up to the Ira War

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  • 23 April 2020
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DC Confidential The Controversial Memoirs of Britain's Ambassador to the US at the Time of 911 and the Run up to the Ira War review Ú 103 And participant in the events following 911 and the preparations for the Ira war A riveting and candid memoir of. This was a good book overall It s uite entertaining because of his honest depiction of everything which is the angle publishers also took to sell the book Thinking this was a review of the building up to the Ira War following 911 I was a little disappointed by how much he focused on his own career So be aware that this is a personal memoir of a high level diplomat from the UK It was fun to read overall he covers everything from flirting with his second wife in the embassy and staring at her legs to getting custom made boots vis a vis Karl Rove in Texas He only has maybe four chapters out of the twenty or so that actually cover post 911 events Overall it was fun to read a british diplomat s perspective on everything America and Western diplomacy I don t know if it at all could be entertaining enough for the casual reader at least not for 280 pages But if you are interested in diplomacy at all you might find it interesting Life and Poetry of Sara Shagufta riveting and candid memoir of. This was a good book overall It s uite entertaining because of his honest depiction of everything which is the angle publishers also took to sell the book Thinking this was a 23 Weihnachts Tiergeschichten review of the building up to the Ira War following 911 I was a little disappointed by how much he focused on his own career So be aware that this is a personal memoir of a high level diplomat from the UK It was fun to Messy Jessy read overall he covers everything from flirting with his second wife in the embassy and staring at her legs to getting custom made boots vis a vis Karl Rove in Texas He only has maybe four chapters out of the twenty or so that actually cover post 911 events Overall it was fun to The International Dictionary of Event Management The Wiley Event Management Series read a british diplomat s perspective on everything America and Western diplomacy I don t know if it at all could be entertaining enough for the casual Domicile 1 reader at least not for 280 pages But if you are interested in diplomacy at all you might find it interesting

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DC Confidential The Controversial Memoirs of Britain's Ambassador to the US at the Time of 911 and the Run up to the Ira War review Ú 103 Christopher Meyer was Ambassador to the United States from 1997 to 2003 during which time he was an eyewitness to. Meyer s memoirs provide a picture of British Foreign relations with Clinton and Bush administrations Don t expect great depth from this book It does seem to scratch the surface Yet Meyer does give us his impressions of notables including Clinton Bush Blair Powell Cheney Rice and Rove What is his take on the road to war in Ira 1 Regime change was on Clinton s agenda so per Dubbya 2 Blair was not Bush s poodle but did not succeed in using leverage to the desired extent eg full UN support 3 Neo conservatives Rove Cheney and Rumsfeld strongly disagreed with multilateralism Bush sympathetic with their view but political enough to appreciate multilateralism 4 Powell was the victim of White House staff subterfuge Rice was an obedient and faithful servant of Bush 5 Blair Cook and Straw rightly wanted and urged full UN route however frustrating it may have taken 6 Neither Bush nor Blair wanted war no matter what it would take they recognised the inevitability 7 US planners were ill prepared for political challenges of regime change Poor thinking of what post Sadam would look like 8 Meyer isn t clear in my reading whether there was or wasn t WMD All he does say is there was no deliberate misleading on the part of Bush and Blair Cursed by Darkness Befallen Tides #1 relations with Clinton and Bush administrations Don t expect great depth from this book It does seem to scratch the surface Yet Meyer does give us his impressions of notables including Clinton Bush Blair Powell Cheney Rice and Rove What is his take on the Ship of Magic road to war in Ira 1 Regime change was on Clinton s agenda so per Dubbya 2 Blair was not Bush s poodle but did not succeed in using leverage to the desired extent eg full UN support 3 Neo conservatives Rove Cheney and Rumsfeld strongly disagreed with multilateralism Bush sympathetic with their view but political enough to appreciate multilateralism 4 Powell was the victim of White House staff subterfuge Rice was an obedient and faithful servant of Bush 5 Blair Cook and Straw Firm Abs Flat Stomach In Only 30 Days route however frustrating it may have taken 6 Neither Bush nor Blair wanted war no matter what it would take they Vacaciones Fatales 2 Fatal Vacations 2 recognised the inevitability 7 US planners were ill prepared for political challenges of Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice for Daily Life : A Spiritual Training Course regime change Poor thinking of what post Sadam would look like 8 Meyer isn t clear in my De Lempicka Taschen Basic Art reading whether there was or wasn t WMD All he does say is there was no deliberate misleading on the part of Bush and Blair

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DC Confidential The Controversial Memoirs of Britain's Ambassador to the US at the Time of 911 and the Run up to the Ira War review Ú 103 Life behind the diplomatic scenes Meyer's book is an honest account of what he saw what he heard and how he fel. Wasn t sure why I picked this up considering I am neither interested in nor understand politics These are the memoirs of the British ambassador to the US at the end of the nineties and beginning of the noughties I found his writing style uite amiable and enjoyed reading about his personal experiences but the political stuff kind of lost me Disappointingly there was no mention of Ferrero Rocher