“The Targeter:” tracking terrorism in Iraq after 9/11

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In this Dec. 16, 2005 photo, an Iraqi soldier guards at a checkpoint backdropped with posters, some are pictures of terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

In this Dec. 16, 2005 photo, an Iraqi soldier guards at a checkpoint backdropped with posters, some are pictures of terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Guest: Nada Bakos

While the Iraq War is officially over, the after effects of the U.S led invasion are still being felt in proxy wars, the rise of ISIS and ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.  Following the 9/11 attacks, NADA BAKOS was part of a CIA intelligence team charged with investigating whether there was a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda. They concluded there was no link but the Bush White House misused their findings as a reason for the Iraq war. We’ll talk to Bakos about tracking Islamic terrorism and her role hunting down Abu Masab al-Zarqawi, the founder of Iraq’s al-Qaeda network. Her book is The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, Hunting Terrorists and Challenging the White House.

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