Monday, February 25, 2013

Benghazi: The Definitive Report

Gary Anderson at the Washington Times reviews a new ebook on the Benghazi incident.

This is a “first report” e-book that was obviously rushed to publication. The definitive book on the Benghazi debacle still needs to be written, and this isn’t it. “Benghazi: The Definitive Report” has problems.

The authors are former special operations soldiers and work for an on-line publication called The book contains some startling revelations, and for that, it is worth reading. However, the first part of the book wanders from Libya to Mali to Syria, making it hard for the reader to see where it is going and why. This is too bad because the second half is a gripping account of the attack on the American consulate and the CIA compound in Benghazi that reads like a thriller, but its lack of footnotes renders its credibility suspect at best. The book makes some dynamite accusations, but the lack of citations makes it impossible to verify their credibility. 

The authors claim that the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were probably premeditated and not a result of a reaction to a movie portraying Islam in a bad light. They also state that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton learned of the situation too late to do anything about it.

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