I ain't got enough time to waste reading a book from a guy who literally practiced what he preached wouldn't work, which is exactly what they taught at SERE. As for the program, it is dead and long gone. If it was do effective and conformed with our values and laws of a nation it would still be around, but it wasn't and it isn't. Rendering the debate moot at this point, thankfully in favor of basic decency and the rule of law.You are correct. You can have an opinion. It just would not be the most informed if you don't give the guy who was there the time of day. I will not debate this here as it belongs in the War Zone. But if you don't think the CIA or anyone else critical of the program has an agenda you are fool. Just because it has an official Murica stamp on it doesn't mean it can't be bull shit. We are talking the CIA. Not like they don't ever shade the truth or mislead people. Isn't that kind of in their job description. Oh, and shading the truth wouldn't ever protect their jobs or preserve a budge line item from cut by an irate congress. If you don't want your $1.00 royalty going to the guy I hear there is a local library in your neighborhood.