REVIEWS OF HIDE AND SEEK
"In Hide and Seek, Charles Duelfer explains what went on inside two governments, the U.S. and Iraq, over a decade. He details how misunderstandings become a tragedy. Only Duelfer knew and met with the senior officials in both governments. This is the inside story."
RICHARD CLARKE, FORMER WHITE HOUSE NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICIAL
AND AUTHOR OF AGAINST ALL ENEMIES
"No American understood the Saddam regime better than Charles Duelfer. In Hide and Seek, based on his personal experiences, he identifies the tragic miscalculations on both sides stemming from avoidable ignorace. Duelfer has a keen sense of history and he pulls no punches.
For policy makers and analysts on Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, Hide and Seek is destined to become the definitive reference. For the rest of us, it is a fascinating experience—and a whale of a good read!"
CHUCK ROBB, FORMER SENATOR AND CO-CHAIR OF THE WMD COMMISSION
"Duelfer spells out how we got into the tragedy of Iraq. He was there—in Baghdad, the CIA, the State Department, the White House, and the United Nations. Iraq did not need to be this bad. Read this and learn what to avoid in the future."
GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON, FORMER U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE UN
"Duelfer ably sketches the frustrating and difficult history of U.S.-Iraqi relations and his part in them.... It's the author's on-the-ground experiences that make this book so engaging, and at times chilling. Shortly after the invasion, one Iraqi security official told him bluntly, 'You know, to rule Iraq, you will have to become Saddam.' That comment, Duelfer writes, would echo in his mind for a very long time. A knowledgeable look at Iraq from a unique perspective."
"Hide and Seek - the Search for Truth in Iraq by the former UN inspector and head of the Iraq Survey Group Charles Duelfer, is the most surprising and illuminating book on the Iraq debacle to date."
ROBERT FOX, DEFENSE FOX, DEFENSE CORRESPONDENT FOR THE LONDON EVENING STANDARD.
Los Angeles Times book review of Hide and Seek by Tony Perry
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