Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans--Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild

Armed Madhouse From Baghdad to New Orleans Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet Greg Palast author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big

  • Title: Armed Madhouse: From Baghdad to New Orleans--Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild
  • Author: Greg Palast
  • ISBN: 9781101213414
  • Page: 113
  • Format: ebook
  • In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won t report Digging up reams of documents marked secret and confidential, Palast provides the latest lowdown on Bush s secret plans to seize Iraq s oil, the fixIn his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won t report Digging up reams of documents marked secret and confidential, Palast provides the latest lowdown on Bush s secret plans to seize Iraq s oil, the fix planned for the 2008 election, who drowned New Orleans, and the horror and the humor of the War on Terror With diligent detective work, moral outrage, and a keen sense of the absurd, Palast takes on the armed and dangerous clowns that rule us as only he can.

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  • Greg Palast

    Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires and Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse and The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and the highly acclaimed Vultures Picnic, named Book of the Year on BBC Newsnight Review.Palast turned his skills to journalism after two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud Palast directed the U.S government s largest racketeering case in history winning a 4.3 billion jury award He also conducted the investigation of fraud charges in the Exxon Valdez grounding Following the Deepwater Horizon explosion, Palast set off on a five continent undercover investigation of BP and the oil industry for British television s top current affairs program, Dispatches.Palast is best known in his native USA as the journalist who, for the Observer UK , broke the story of how Jeb Bush purged thousands of Black Florida citizens from voter rolls before the 2000 election, thereby handing the White House to his brother George His reports on the theft of the 2000 and 2004 US elections, the spike of the FBI investigations of the bin Ladens before September 11, the secret State Department documents planning the seizure of Iraq s oil fields have won him a record six Project Censored awards for reporting the news American media doesn t want you to hear The top investigative journalist in the United States is persona non grata in his own country s media Asia Times He returned to America to report for Harper s Magazine.Palast s Sam Spade style television and print expos s about financial vultures, election manipulations, the War on Terror and globalization, are seen on BBC s Newsnight and Amy Goodman s Democracy Now Palast, who has led investigations for governments on three continents, has an academic side the author of Democracy And Regulation How the Public can Govern Essential Services, a seminal treatise on energy corporations and government control was commissioned by the United Nations based on his lectures at Cambridge University and the University of S o Paulo.Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance at the University of Chicago studying under Milton Friedman and free trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide.In 1998 Palast went undercover for Britain s Observer, worked his way inside the prime minister s inner circle and busted open Tony Blair s biggest scandal, Lobbygate, chosen by Palast s press colleagues in the UK as Story of the Year As the Chicago Tribune said, Palast became a fanatic about documents especially those marked secret and confidential from the locked file cabinets of the FBI, the World Bank, the US State Department and other closed door operations of government and industry which regularly find their way into his hands The inside information he obtained on Rev Pat Robertson won him a nomination as Britain s top business journalist.Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde His writings have won him the Financial Times David Thomas Prize and inspired the Eminem video, Mosh An American hero, said Martin Luther King III In the BBC documentary, Bush Family Fortunes, Palast exposed George Bush Jr s dodging the Vietnam War draft Greg Palast, says Noam Chomsky, Upsets all the right people Palast won the George Orwell Courage in Journalism Award for his BBC documentary, Bush Family Fortunes.

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  • In spite of him exhibiting some of the most annoying and hypocritical tendencies of his demographic (Jewish leftist) by doing things like referring to residents of a small town in rural New York as "inbred Farmers" and referring to an annual festival there as an "annoying white folks ritual" I think Palasts work is very good at exposing some of the rotten things going on with politicians and corporations. A good bulk of this book is dedicated to exposing the fraud that "peak oil" and the lie tha [...]


  • This is an informative and often insightful book that attempts to substantiate the notion that both the war on terror and the invasion of Iraq are primarily about oil, but in a way that stands opposed to many accounts reported in the alternative media and blogosphere. Most interesting in this regard is Palast's chapter on post-invasion Iraqi oil policy as demonstrating a long-standing conflict between Big Oil and Neoconservatives that has been more recently resolved in favor of Big Oil, hence th [...]


  • You know Greg Palast, right? You don’t know Greg!?! You’re kidding me! Pick this book up right now. Palast is one of those rare combinations of really smart, very cool, and EXTREMELY FUNNY all rolled into one. On top of all that, he’s actually a journalist who does this really strange thing that other journalists no longer do: He actually investigates the subjects he writes about. This means that while all the other journalists are just writing down what politicians, generals, corporate ex [...]



  • Here is another compendium of political and corporate con men who would sell your future and your children's future to the highest bidder (or give it away to their political friends).Everyone thinks that George Bush had a secret plan to seize Iraq's oil. Actually, there were 2 secret plans. The neo-con/Pentagon plan involved privatizing, or selling off, Iraq's vast oil reserves to foreign companies. When all those oil wells start pumping, ignoring their OPEC quota (insurgency? what insurgency?), [...]


  • This book is excellent. Made me laugh sometimes but more often it made me angry, frustrated and sad. I learned quite a bit about Big Oil, Neo-Cons, how the war in Iraq for some is a fight for oil and for others a fight to keep it in the ground. I learned more about this Bush era and how elections, the voting process, has become a charade, an almost meaningless means to maintain the power where the powers that be believe it belongs: certainly not with the people. Palast doesn't hold back tearing [...]


  • I'm torn between giving this one 4 stars (to me, a book I'd recommend heartily to people with similar interests) or 5 (a book that I'll be pushing into lots of hands and giving as gifts to get people to read it). I'm settling on 4, though, because I'm sure the very partisan stance and snide tone will turn off some people, even though I liked it.That said, however, if even 1/3 of the information here is true, things are much, much worse for the U.S. and the world at the moment than I ever imagine [...]


  • Terrific investigative work from Palast as always. What I like most about GP is that he is not partisan or PC, and is willing to dish it out to both parties (I'm one of those leftists who likes to see Clinton fans squirm uncomfortably). Even more refreshingly, he takes the time to get past the usual, half-baked conspiracy theories surrounding the Iraq war (for instance), and only after meticulous scrutiny of the available facts, will put together his version of the "what really happened" narrati [...]


  • Just rememberedwanted to mention this one. Read this one a while ago, but it's worth mentioning now because of the looming election. Palast is another client of Agent Diana, so perhaps there's a bias, but whatever. He's great. Read this now, though, before November, to get your head wrapped around how easy it is to steal an election and then make it look like nothing happened.


  • Obviously biased, but I knew that going in. Books like this on the right or the left are probably a waste of time. Debates are more informative. I waste more of my time reading books I agree with though, which is probably even a bigger waste of time.


  • Greg Palast is a brilliant and satirical investigative reporter. He is also a bigot against white farmers and the ilk.


  • Mostly ok, but I get a gut feeling that the data is skewed. I'm not sure I find the author fully credible even though I am on the same side politically.


  • High 3. Just as the blurb indicates on the cover, Palast writes with razor-sharp wit to be a persuasive and readable voice of the left, unearthing what lies behind American policy on the War on Terror. As he surmises, in 1933 Roosevelt becalmed a nation by stating: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself", while George Bush's presidency could best be described as: 'We have nothing to sell but fear itself'. The author catalogues the baseless actions of both Bush's and Blair's governments in 'def [...]


  • Greg Palast is an investigative journalist from New Jersey who works for BBC News, telling stories there that American news media don't like to cover. Palast is also a humorist, an outraged patriot, and his entertaining side too often upstages his journalist side. The film-maker Michael Moore suffers from a similar syndrome.As you read this book, taking in a flood of information Palast uncovers about election fraud, neo-conservative crackpots in government, the influence of the oil industry, and [...]


  • Greg Palast's Armed Madhouse was my 666, June 6th 2006, purchase. I got introduce to Greg Palast through being a fan of author Brian Wood. I went to Woods blog site and read an article about the Right Wing Conservative movements cronyism and practice of buying other Right wing authors books. The buying and dumping of friends books in huge quantities inflate said authors literary status. Example: Sarah Palin's rise in book stardom. Anyway. I snagged the book, showed my support for my new friend G [...]


  • Mr. Palast is a very angry journalist and he wants people to know why. To hear what they are not hearing about what is going on behind the scenes in this country, its corporations, politicians etc The nice thing is unlike a lot of journalists, he tries to get documents that support his arguments. Some of which prove that invasion of Iraq was being planned well before 9/11, and that there was a lot of voting fraud in the 2004 elections that has likely NOT been corrected as we get ready to vote ag [...]


  • So farGreg Palast is the investigative journalist who uncovered the Katherine Harris/Florida 2000 vote debacle that revealed the extent that Bush cronies would go to win the election. Even though he doesn't use sources in his book, which always makes me suspicious of a non-fiction writer, I am able to give him credence because of his work in Florida. Many of the things he discusses come from documents that happened to drop into his lap from a 'birdy', but they seem believable as the Bush Adminis [...]


  • This really is not a bad book. Part of the reason I gave it only two stars is because I am pretty much satiated when it comes to books about politics and the Bush administration (i.e. I don't need yet another person to tell me how bad Bush & Co. are, since it only reminds me of the many bozos out there who voted for him not once, but twice, but I disgress). Having gotten that out of the way, if you have to read one of these books that document the many foibles and outright outrageous acts of [...]


  • Greg Palast is one of the last true journalists around - he actually does the long, laborious research, asks the ugly questions to people with something to hide, and then exposes the ugly, sordid mess in it's stark and acrid totality. Budding journalists must often hear of journalistic principles and the high standards they must live up to, but for my money, Palast is one of the ONLY members of his profession who strives to live up to those lofty principles of being a true and faithful servant o [...]


  • This book will probably make you angry, either because you agree with Palast and think it's a shame that this information isn't more widely known, or because you disagree with him and can't understand why anyone would publish what clearly must be lies. I tend more toward the first group. While I haven't done my own research, my gut feeling is that Palast cites checkable sources way too readily to be just making things up. Reading this in 2015 is an interesting experience, though, given that he i [...]


  • I'd like to start by saying that Greg Palast's writing style drives me mad. He writes like he talks—in rapid spurts, jumping from topic to topic without the slightest explanation of where his rambling story is headed or why he's telling it in the first place.If you can somehow mine your way through this convoluted text, however, the reward is entirely worth it. Palast's reporting is top-notch and his courage in confronting the powerful with their own bold-faced lies is unmatched.Even if you re [...]


  • Yep, this book makes you hate a lot of aspects of our current government set-up. Palast does an amazing job of laying out just how many-splendored the way are The Man is screwing us. Sometimes the facts are just too damn much, but if you're willing to wade through it, it is still a riveting read. Just don't think you're going to ram through it in a weekend. Odds are, it won't happen. Just attack it a piece at a time. Maybe stop every so often, write a letter to your congressman or donate to one [...]


  • An okay book, but very liberal. Slams G-Dub a lot which may be deserved. Pointed out many problems with the voting in New Mexico and Ohio where he goes into what vote spoilage is all about. Gives yet another perspective on how the Bush Admin messed up in Iraq. Points out the money for oil and US Dollar mix that causes the entire mess which means we're stuck with high debt and bombs for oil.Those who are rock solid on the right need to read this to help wake them up and see what other people see. [...]


  • I listened to the 5CD, abridged version of this book. I should have known going in what I was getting into. Another 'We are right, you are wrong', 'I am awake, you are sleeping', everything is a consiparcy to keep the 'little man down', book. Maybe some of the things he says is true. So? He offers no proof, just shadowy theories and a ridiculous half-whispered delivery throughout the entire thing. I didn't realize until I was reading the box it is supposed to be funny, too. Um, not so much. If y [...]


  • It makes so much more sense now I've always wondered about some of the inconsistencies in the run-up and execution of the Iraq War (e.g. why was Chalabi first admired and then reviled by the administration). Greg Palast, in his inimitable style (may be a little bit too familiar language for the gravitas of the subject matter at times) does a a very good job of pointing out that the Iraq War is a war between ideologies (Big Oil vs Neo-Cons, State vs DoD) carried out in the Middle East, and that u [...]


  • I think 2012 is the year that the idea of political shenanigans became an almost-mainstream news item. Mr. Palast has been calling it out for years! An excellent read, especially looking back over the time since it came out in 2006.I think the best part is that it is extremely readable. Too many exposé-style books are so dry and require the reader to already have a working knowledge of the subject.This was my first book by Mr. Palast -- and the only one currently in my library system -- and it' [...]


  • I read this book over eight years ago when I was still a Democratic voter. It was part of the reason why I now boycott all elections in the US. For those who still believe we live under a democratic form of government, this book may be a real eye-opener. The only problem is, Palast, like most left-wing statists, believe that the solution to tyranny is continued failed attempts at reforming a corrupt system that cannot be reformed -- while they spend a good portion of their lives investigating th [...]


  • The book details many of the down sides of the Bush presidency, going back to many documented and some new reports of election fraud from the 2000 and 2004 elections. Some of the economic theories and free trade discussions need a little more explaination, and other policy failure discussions of the past eight years have been discussed enough over the years so that it's no longer breaking news. Book has become somewhat dated following the 2008 election. Obama is in, and Bush is out, and it's tim [...]


  • An roller coaster ride. This book is "great fun"I giggled a lot. That was a good thing, since this expose jacked up the blood pressure. If you plan to vote in 2008, please read this book. Don't know why I took so long to pick this one up. Palast's style and humor may turn some people off, but don't let that turn you off from the message. If you've had the sneaking suspicion that the past seven years have been a shell game, this book points out the nut in fine fashion.


  • Interesting narrative of the history of Oil, the War, Bush and Co and all those politicians in bed with big business. Sorry to say, all politics is like this, demo or repubbut that is what we get with secular politics. However, i do admire Bush for the aduacity to take on all forms of terrorism, much more than the dems could ever do.Bush gave freedom to 50 million muslims, what will Obama do that is equal or more humanitarian impacting?


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