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Here is the ultimate insider's account from the highest and most sensitive levels of the Clinton administration, revealing how the irresponsible use of power can lead to a terrible price paid by all Americans.
Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson was one of the military aides to commander-in-chief William Jefferson Clinton. What Patterson saw shocked him - and finally led him to write this stunning book. It is a warning of just what harm an irresponsible president can do to our national security - harm that, Patterson shows, made the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, almost inevitable.
©2003 Robert B. Patterson, Jr. (P)2011 Regnery Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By James on 12-21-13

Ouch... With Friends Like This!

While I'm not the biggest Bill Clinton fan, it's pretty obvious that author, Robert Patterson bares all in this book about his disdain (and not just about the presidency) for former Pres. Bill Clinton and his administration.

Patterson makes it clear that he stayed on board to do the best that he could do to help lead our country in a way that he thought was the best direction for it to go (militarily wise), but that he was under the direction and guidance of a new presidential administration with Bill Clinton.

This book is much more than just another “Monday Morning Quarterbacking” or an “I told you so” type of recollections, because the author, Robert Patterson, being of the military personnel, was up close and personal to the ongoing and growing terrorist threats that were coming our way most likely beginning during Clinton’s administration. Clinton, to his credit was more focused on growing the economy and spreading democratic diplomacy throughout the world.

It's a pretty good "insiders book" at a look at a lot of the dysfunction and craziness that was going on during Bill Clinton's administration. Of course, "Hawks and Doves" rarely see eye to eye, and this relationship was no exception. That, added along with a lot of the "distractions" of the Clinton administration and it's a wonder that Patterson hung in there as long as he did in the first place.

No matter, which side of the aisle you're on, this is a book that will keep your interest throughout... even though you probably know the ending pretty well by now.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karin Rueckert on 11-08-16

Dereliction of Duty the whole story

This book delves into all the corruption disrespect this president had for the American people and our military.
It gives a true insight to who the Clintons really are and how they have hurt American interests here and abroad.

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