I was given the Price of Loyalty by a friend who is well read and no friend of 43. I must say that this was a compelling read and worth the time and late nights. I found the evolution of Paul O’Neill’s contempt for the circle surrounding 43 to be the most interesting part of the book. The book does not portray Dick Cheney in a positive light. The treatment of Cheney is not surprising and may be the result of Paul O’Neill’s long personal history with Dick Cheney. The book also discusses the first discussions in the NSC focusing on Iraq. I can see why the administration made such a stink when the news of this book surfaced.
I can say that this book left me feeling as if 43 lied to us from the start.
A must read before you vote.