Well, many suspected and others tried to deny it, but if the accusations in this book are true-and they sound like it-then the Clinton White House is the SMOKING GUN for today’s international crisis’. Osama, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, and more…we have them all today because of important golf games, non “sexual relations,” and the appeasement of a First Lady’s profane tantrums/rants.
This book is a true eye-opener. I had heard the anecdotes and allegations, but I dismissed a lot of it as overblown posturing and partisan bickering. After all, I lived in DC, I know how the Beltway Crowd works and thinks.
I am simply appalled at what I read in this book, however. Only the most closed-minded apologist could read this book without at least a twinge of guilt. Truly, the author has no axe to grind, and he certainly had a lot more first-hand contact than I (or anyone else here) has had. I firmly believe that in order to take the true measure of someone, you have to size them up, in person, over an extended period of close contact. The author did that and more. What he recounts is a tale of someone so mendacious, so shallow, and so amazingly self-centered that it’s almost surprising that our system of government survived those eight years.
Lt. Col. Patterson was in a unique position to observe the behavior of former President Clinton, and provides a devastating account of what could “gently” be considered extreme sloppiness with regard to our national security. Other citizens might well call the president’s cavalier attitude toward his most important duty to be negligent and irresponsible.
Lt. Col. Patterson makes it clear from the outset that he was not particularly a “political animal”, that he had not even voted in the Presidential election which brought Clinton into power, and spends very little time addressing what his own political beliefs are (if any). He also makes it clear that it was quite difficult for him to write this book — about his own commander-in-chief. Nevertheless, he felt that the truth HAD to be told — and did so at the risk of alienating many friends and acquaintences.
If only a small percentage of what Lt. Col. Patterson writes is accurate, then Bill Clinton will go down in history as the worst president, with regard to foreign policy and American domestic security, the nation has ever seen.
Recommended, with grief for what was done to our country.