From Our Editors
Did the Republican crusade to bring down President Bill Clinton ultimately cause a shift of attention from the need to protect the nation against Islamic terror threats? Benjamin and Simon, who served in Clinton's White House as counterterrorism experts, explain how the former president's "obsession" with getting Osama bin Laden was unavoidably sidetracked by the multiple investigations into his personal life, not to mention the enmity of Clinton's own FBI director, Louis Freeh. Freeh, the authors claim, arrogantly refused to follow the orders of Attorney General Janet Reno (whom he reported to), thus preventing key data on terrorist threats from getting into the right hands.
>From the Publisher
Well before September 11th, 2001 Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin, former Director and senior director of Counter-Terrorism, National Security Council, warned publicily of a massive terrorist strike against the United States. Their warnings were ignored. Now they have written the definitive book on radical Islam's war against America, from its earliest origins to the long struggle that lies ahead.
>From the Critics
>From Library Journal
Benjamin, the National Security Council's director for counterterrorism during the Clinton administration, and Simon, its first senior director of counterterrorism, here argue that Osama bin Laden is not the root of terrorist evil but merely a branch. Chillingly, the authors signed the contract for this book before September 11. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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