The leadership of our government became unhinged after 9/11/2001. It took me a long time to face that, and even longer to figure out how and why it happened.
She published her book “The Dark Side” in 2008, and the narrative stunned me. She disclosed in startling detail how Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the failures of intelligence and leadership to widen the American national security state, flout the Constitution, roll the Congress, and nudge the press and public to meekly accept torture as national policy.
The effect of the book on us journalists (even retired) was a slow burn that still is smoldering.