• The Convenient Terrorist

  • Two Whistleblowers' Stories of Torture, Terror, Secret Wars, and CIA Lies
  • By: Joseph Hickman, John Kiriakou
  • Narrated by: Eric Martin
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 06-30-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Novel Audio
  • 4.5 (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A startling spotlight on the darkest corners of America's "War on Terror," where nothing is quite what it seems.
The Convenient Terrorist is the definitive inside account of the capture, torture, and detention of Abu Zubaydah, the first "high-value target" captured by the CIA after 9/11. But was Abu Zubaydah, who is still being indefinitely held by the United States under shadowy circumstances, the blue-ribbon capture that the Bush White House claimed he was? Authors John Kiriakou, who led the capture of Zubaydah, and Joseph Hickman, who took custody of him at Guantanamo, draw a far more complex and intriguing portrait of the al-Qaeda "mastermind" who became a symbol of torture and the "dark side" of US security. From a one-time American collaborator to a poster boy for waterboarding, Abu Zubaydah became a "convenient terrorist"—a way for US authorities to sell their "War on Terror" to the American people.
©2017 John Kiriakou, Joseph Hickman (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.
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By Blake Dahl on 01-10-18

political agenda piece

the authors make it clear they have a self serving political agenda with their story. they consistently tell half truths and come to conclusions with sometimes minimal information and present it as fact.. I did enjoy the background info on Zubidah, but even that fails to mention the extent of all of his crimes. even if he wasn't a terrorist against US interests as the author suggests, he definitely committed heinous crimes against others and should be locked up.

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By Amazon Customer on 08-25-17


This is such a riveting tale of recent history, one that I have some personal experience with. Anyone interested in the insight into the GWOT should read this.

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By miki on 09-25-17

eye opening

great book . thank you. every statist should read it and realized what politicians can do to us

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