I'll admit, prior to reading this book, I didn't understand what was taking the president so long to decide on how to handle Afghanistan. This book very clearly explains the process that Obama forced our military and political leaders through. He very clearly and rationaly set the agenda and did his job. Of course there are always many sides to every story, so it is difficult to know whom to believe. As an independant voter I am no Obama supporter. However, if what was written in this book is true, then I have a new respect for our president and his handling of our troop deployment to Afghanistan.
Iran is ground zero of the current problems in the Middle East. They hate us, and won't stop unitl one of us are done. If you want to be informed, and understand why we are fighting in that region, then read this.
Clancey still has Ryan and Clark but he merged them together into one character named Moore. Having one guy do everything makes this read more like a James Bond novel. It needed more character development, and the kind of technical detail that makes Clancy books worth reading.
Ayaan's message is one that we must hear and pass on. We in the West must understand what we are up against. We must get involved, if not our apathy and ignorance will be our own undoing. By ignorance, I mean hearing and seeing news about these religiously sanctioned abuses in our own country and then actively ignoring them. I find it impossoible to fathom that this is our contemporary history. These things are happening under our watch, while we live and breathe and do nothing. In my opinion she has earned a special place in the history of the human race. She is almost like a time traveler in that she has come from a culture locked in the past with a message that will alter our future. Thank you Ayaan keep up the fight.
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