Axis Of Deceit
The Story of the Intelligence Officer Who Risked All to Tell the Truth About WMD and Iraq
by Andrew Wilkie
Black Inc. Agenda, 2004, paperback, ISBN 0975076922
Fine Condition, edge wear and shelf wear, minor creasing to covers and spine
'This is the story of a whistleblower whose act of conscience won him the respect of very large numbers of his fellow citizens but put him on a collision course with the Australian government. Why was Andrew Wilkie willing to risk his career and his reputation to tell the truth? How did he reach his decision? What happened when he decided to take a stand?
In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie examines how the case for war was made in Washington, London and Canberra. With unique insight, he explains how the three governments routinely skewed, spun and fabricated the relevant intelligence. He warns of further crises, as more and more is demanded of Western intelligence agencies at the same time as increasing politicization undermines their work. He also offers a rare glimpse into the world of international intelligence and life as a "spook".'