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The Definitive Review of Clinton's Bungled Foreign Policy
on May 31, 1999
As a member of the intelligence community for more than 40 years, I can tell you first-hand that this book is right on the mark. The author (without revealing confidential sources) has carefully set forth how the United States has been compromised by the Democrats' ethical lapse in dealing with the Communist Chinese.
If there is a shortcoming in this work, it may be that the author fails to delve into how President Clinton's inexperience in foreign affairs has gone unchecked and put our nation's security at risk when there are plenty of savvy Democrats who could have stepped in to prevent it, on many occasions.
My personal conclusion is that the Clinton presidency has so damaged his political party that capable people are reluctant to intercede for him out of fear of being too closely identified with his "legacy." You'll have to read Gertz' book to draw your own conclusions. Suffice it to be said that this book contains plenty of detail and supporting facts. We liberals may bristle at it frankness, but that's no reason to attack the work--it's a real bombshell!