Losing Bin Laden: How Bill Clinton's Failures Unleashed Global Terror

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Miniter
Narrator: Alan Sklar
Genres: North America, Public Policy
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: April 2004
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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"If Clinton had fought back, the attacks on September 11, 2001, might never have happened." Years before the public knew about bin Laden, Bill Clinton did. Bin Laden first attacked Americans during Clinton's presidential transition in December 1992. He struck again at the World Trade Center in February 1993. Over the next eight years the arch-terrorist's attacks would escalate, killing hundreds and wounding thousands - while Clinton did his best to stymie the FBI and CIA, and refused to wage a real war on terror. Why? The answer is here in investigative reporter Richard Miniter's stunning exposé that includes exclusive interviews with both of Clinton's National Security Advisors, Clinton's counter-terrorism czar, his first Director of Central Intelligence, his Secretary of State, top CIA and FBI agents, lawmakers from both parties and foreign intelligence officials from France, the Middle East and Egypt, as well as on-the-scene coverage. Losing bin Laden takes you inside the Oval Office, the White House Situation Room and some of the deadliest terrorist cells that America has ever faced. It is a riveting account of a terror war that bin Laden openly declared, but that Clinton left largely unfought.

Reviews (4)

For Rush Limbaugh fans only

Written by Anonymous from Encinitas, CA on September 23rd, 2008

  • Book Rating: 0/5

There are so many books out there which offer even-handed reviews of the facts, that this book should only be of interest to Rush Limbaugh and people who enjoy "Swift-Boat" type attacks of the Democratic party.

Spitting Mad

Written by R.A. Strupp from Paradise Valley, AZ on December 5th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very good book backed-up by 100s of personal interviews. While the author pretty much tries to lay the entire blame on the Clinton Administration, there is plenty to go around among the different agencies involved. After reading The Looming Tower (about the 9/11 attacks) which was absolutely non-partisan, I can say Losing bin Laden covers the bases. Clinton haters, i.e., anyone not on welfare, or waiting for an abortion and who is aware of American History, will love Losing bin Laden.


Written by MLG on December 20th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Miniter does a credible job of exposing the failures of the Clinton Administration in ignoring international terrorism in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular. Having said that, like a lot of political writers, he engages in a certain amount of Monday-morning quarterbacking, and he places too much credence in the statements of discredited Clinton flacks like Madeline Albright and Richard Clarke. To his credit, he does not fall prey to the wild conspiracy theorizing one usually sees in political writing, particularly on the left.

Losing Bin Laden

Written by Mary Schweitzer on October 18th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 1/5

This book is filled with inaccuracies / half truths and total lies. Read House of Bush / House of Saud Price of Loyalty Does America Need a Foreign Policy Against All Enemies for more of a factual based history of people who have actually been there.

Author Details

Author Details

Miniter, Richard

Richard Miniter, a Washington, D.C., writer, is the author of The Myth of Market Share and several books on the war on terrorism, including Shadow War and Disinformation.

Ferguson, Ian

With his brother Will, Ian Ferguson co-authored the runaway bestseller How to Be a Canadian. Ian Ferguson has also written extensively for radio and television. He is the creator of the live improvised soap operas Die-Nasty and Sin City, as well as the CBC comedy show Liquid Soap, and is currently developing a sitcom series for Fox Television. He lives in Los Angeles with his partner, actor and comedian Kirsten Van Ritzen.