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Posted December 25, 2002
Good amalgam of facts and inside knowledge
I was impressed by the tremendous in-depth understanding that both Mr. Benjamin and Mr.Simon have on the subject of Middle Eastern affairs. I also appreciated their insight into the Clinton White House. Unfortunately as the accounts of the actions of the previous administration begin to unfold, this book becomes nothing more than a series of Clinton Apologetics. Although some sense of responsiblitiy for the lack of decisive action by Clinton is conveyed, it portays an image of a Clinton presidency completely unable to break with the status quo and unable to overcome the blowback of his moral blunders. The real heroes portrayed here are the NSC and CIA staff that made their views known but found themselves crying in the wilderness. Politics aside, I found the book to be a good narrative of the non-public facts before September 11.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.