Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror

Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror

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by Richard Miniter
     
 

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Journalist Rich Miniter uses his unparalleled access to sources and stories throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States. He paints a devastating portrait of how close the U.S. military was to killing bin Laden--on multiple occasions--and how, each time, Clinton dropped the ball and allowed bin Laden to grow stronger and more dangerous.

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Journalist Rich Miniter uses his unparalleled access to sources and stories throughout the Middle East, Africa, and the United States. He paints a devastating portrait of how close the U.S. military was to killing bin Laden--on multiple occasions--and how, each time, Clinton dropped the ball and allowed bin Laden to grow stronger and more dangerous.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
... based on direct, on-the-record quotes from participants.... Miniter has written a bitter indictment of the American president. —Robert D. Novak
Washington Times
...remarkably well-researched.... "Losing bin Laden" is a valuable history that should serve as a training manual in how not to run a foreign policy. — Caspar Weinberger
The Wall Street Journal
...Miniter's investigative reporting on the eve of the second anniversary of the terror at the World Trade Center makes for provocative reading. — James Taranto
Forbes Magazine
Chronicles in grim, eye-popping detail how the Clinton Administration mortally bungled our pre-9/11 efforts against global terrorism. The author tapped an extraordinary array of sources to piece this sorry tale together. This book delivers a devastating blow to the former President's reputation. When Clinton took office, Osama bin Laden was a two-bit player in global terrorism. By the time George W. Bush took office, bin Laden was a master of that hideous universe, with cells in 55 countries and a record of numerous successful attacks against U.S. targets. Read this book and you won't wonder why bin Laden thought the U.S. was a paper tiger that, despite its strength, lacked the will to effectively fight Islamic fanaticism. (15 Sep 2003)
—Steve Forbes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621571117
Publisher:
Regnery Publishing
Publication date:
02/05/2013
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
317
File size:
720 KB

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Losing bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Svet More than 1 year ago
After the tragic events of 9-11 we all know about Al Kaeda and Bin Laden. But 17 years ago just a few people knew about the most dangerous terrorist organization and it's leader. Bill Clinton did know about bin Laden years before the public knew. Richard Miniter, an investigative journalist and author states in his book: "If Clinton had fought back, the attacks on September 11, 2001, might never have happened." Bin Laden's first attacks on Americans took place in December 1992 during Clinton's presidential transition. In February 1993 Bin Laden struck again at the World Trade Center. Over the next several years this terrorist leader would escalate his attacks on the civilized world, killing hundreds and wounding thousands innocent people. Bill Clinton's administration at that time did not respond efficiently. Clinton did not wage a real war on terror. He had the opportunity to do so, but instead he did his best to stymie the FBI and CIA. How could that happen? In this book we can find out the answer. I liked this book because of the interesting facts and events such as: evidence that Clinton knew about Sudan's offers to arrest bin Laden-and why he ignored them, or the story of the Saudi government attempt to assassinate bin Laden, that has never been told before. Also the reader can learn how Clinton ignored intelligence and offers of cooperation against bin Laden from Afghanistan's Northern Alliance, or how the Predator spy plane-which spotted bin Laden three times-was grounded by the bureaucracy, and much more, including, appendices of secret documents and photos. I did not like the fact that this book fails to explain why George Bush Senior or Junior allowed Bin Laden to go free, making me think that the book is a little too much Republican. The most interesting point I found in this book was the number of countries infiltrated by bin Laden during the Clinton Administration. The part that I found the most interesting is the promise by the Sudanese to deliver bin Laden to the American CIA at the Sudanese airport and Clinton's resignation of "we don't have anything to charge him with!" Overall I would rate this book a 7 out of 10 since there are many facts not reported on the media or anywhere else. The only thing stopping me from giving it a 10 is the fact that only Bill Clinton is being criticized about the situations with Terrorism and the Bush Family is being left out of the story. I would like other people to read this book and educate and alert themselves on how strong terrorism is and possibly prevent disasters similar to the 9-11.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very narrow minded viee of wwhat we can do. Does not address our impact of our foreign policy that breeds anger teoarfs us.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Not worth the paper it's printed on. I did NOT buy it but read parts of it while in a library. REPUBLICAN HOGWASH.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'losing bin laden' is a very remarkable book. the writer richard miniter documents how bill clinton on numerous times refused to meet with the director of the cia and how a pradator spy plane spoted bin laden several times but was grounded by bill clinton and his administration and this bestseller clearly documents with some exellent research that this administration knew were bin laden was and had ample oppurtunity to capture him but chose to ignore many intelligence documents and world leaders. great gift idea for a friend or family member.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am no Clinton Apologist. He certainly bears his share of blame, but fair is fair: If the Clinton Administration made SO many mistakes that were SO obvious, then where was this book BEFORE 9/11? And why didn't the Bush administration do anything to fix those mistakes before 9/11? In addition, some of Mr. Miniter's claims, such as links between Iraq and Al-Qaeda, Liberals accusing the CIA of funding bin Laden, among others, are dubious at best. For those who truly want to understand the events leading up to 9/11 in an unbiased way, there are two books you MUST read, in this order: 1. Ghost Wars, by Pulitzer Prize Winner Steve Coll, and 2. The 9/11 Commission Report Go Navy! Semper Fortis!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Save your money, this book fails to explain why George Bush Senior or Junior allowed Bin Laden to go free. Sesame Street has more useful information.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The most interesting point I found in this book was the number of countries infiltrated by bin Laden during the Clinton Administration. Overall I found this book eye opening to the international terrorist scene. The part that makes one want to cry is the promise by the Sudenese to deliver bin Laden to the American CIA at the Khartoum airport and Clintons resignation of 'we don't have anything to charge him with!' Another thought brought out by this book was Clinton and his strong preoccupation with politics rather than running the country the best he could. This book also reminded me that while Clinton is an excellent politician, he is a very poor leader. Thank you for letting me review this book. I bought it at your store in Beachwood Ohio and I love Barnes and Noble.
Guest More than 1 year ago
... and realize what the previous administration did to your country. (And how the left wants to destroy it). Very well written, well documented, great read. Worth every penny.