“Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA”

Jan of the lovely blog “A Curious State of Affairs” tagged me in a meme about books.  She tagged me because she is “intrigued” to know what I’m reading! 

The rules are:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I love to read.  Every once in awhile I get myself into a bunch of books at the same time.  Right now I am in the middle of reading three books.  I also have a few that I have started, but put them aside and can’t say I’m in the middle of them as I will have to start them all over again.  The books I am reading are:  “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, “The Purpose Driven Life”, and “The Case for the Real Jesus” (this is the book that I have most recently had opened).  The books I have started but need to start all over again are:  “Silent Coup – The Removal of a President”, “Wuthering Heights”, “Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger”, and “Compromised: Clinton, Bush, and the CIA”.


(As an aside note, I am always in the process of reading the Bible.  If I’d been on the other side of the couch, that would be the book I’d be “memeing” on).

The rules are to grab the NEAREST book to me.  When I read Jan’s post where she tagged me, I was on my couch in the living room and “Compromised…” was on my coffee table.

Per the rules, here are the three sentences I am to share:

“We’ll moth-ball the camp until March if we can get just four or five crews graduated and shipped on down there, ” Sawahata said.  This would be a welcome releif for the instructors because winter weather was now impacting the flying schedule.

Seal was showing up more often in Little Rock, in a much better frame of mind and seemingly much more relaxed than before. 

What?  That doesn’t make you want to go out and get this book and read it???  🙂  My brother lent the book to me two years ago, and is very anxious for me to read it.  I keep it on my coffee table because I don’t want to disappoint him.  But so far I’ve been disappointing him for two years…it’s a difficult read.

The book is nearly 600 pages long and through the eyewitness account of Terry Reed (a former CIA asset) seeks to offer a behind-the-scenes insights into the sordid world of intelligence.  I can’t even provide a synopsis.  It delves into the Iran-Contra story, drug trafficking, payoffs, fund diversions, assassinations, Bill Clinton and the Arkansas-CIA connection, and on.  Terry Reed became a liabilty when he couldn’t be controlled and was hauled into federal court on charges that turned out to be false and he was acquitted.  In order to set the record straight, and to clear his name, he wrote this book.  Part of me doesn’t really want to read it because I don’t really want to have to deal with how disgusted it will make me.  I doubt that knowing anything that is in the book will serve any good purpose for me.  I ALREADY don’t trust government.  I ALREADY don’t think that Bill Clinton is a good man.  I AM very curious to see how former president Bush plays into this complicated and dark tale, though.  So perhaps I’ll  put this book back on the stack, but at the top…

The five bloggers I am tagging are:

  1. Brooke of “So I was Thinking” because I bet she’s reading a thousand books.
  2. Sarah of “Anatomatizing of the Grey Matter” because she’s not busy enough already! 
  3. Shirley of “Shirley Buxton” because she’s a writer and prolific blogger and I have no idea what kinds of books she might read, but I’d sure like to know.
  4. Larry of “Hallelujahs“.  Haven’t heard much from Larry lately!
  5. Peter of “where’s peter” because he realllllly needs to update his blog!  🙂  

I don’t even know if these bloggers will be checking in here any time in the near future, but I hope they do and that they participate!


About Lou (Linda)

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5 responses to ““Compromised: Clinton, Bush and the CIA”

  • philip

    i am never getting my book, which you have little appreciation(condemned by your own words) for,back, am i? i do like the construct of that sentence, don’t you?

  • Lou (Linda)

    That comment is from the brother who lent me the book!

    Nice interpretation of grammer! Thanks for checking in on my blog. Sure, you’ll be getting the book back. Someday. I’m pretty sure…


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  • Lady Luck

    Is it a heavy book (as in weight?) because you could always use it as a door stop! Only Joking Philip!!!!

    I too often get into several books at once, particularly when one of the books is intellectually “heavy” as I like to have something “light” to read at the same time.

    My “light” book at the moment is: Queen Camilla by Sue Townsend. It’s wickedly satirical, mad, ferociously farcial, subversive and fun!

    It’s a novel about the fictional UK monarchy (who happen to all have the same names as the real monarchy) set in an England that has become Republican! As a result the Royal family have been exciled, the Queen has threatened to abdicate and there is mayhem in the Royal household!

    My brother gave me this book recently – which is a scream, because he usually buys me serious books (the last one which he gave me for my birthday was “Shadowplay” (the hidden beliefs and coded politics of William Shakespeare) by Clare Asquith – so as you can see, the Queen Camilla book was a bit of a departure from the normal! perhaps he thinks I need to lighten up! LOL! 🙂

  • Sarah

    oooh boy…I do read your blog…this ought to be fun. Does it have to be a reading book? I just returned mine to the library…ok, check out my blog for my answers!!!

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