Not anything like the same thing. Fast and Furious intentionally supplied our enemies with weapons.
This report reveals that Qatari-owned arms and ammunition were supplied to Libyan rebels and that some of those rebels turned out to be Islamists. The extent of US involvement was approval of the arms transfers themselves and then dismay and protest when intelligence suggested that Islamists had received some of the arms.
Fast and Furious was stupid and ridiculous from its very conception. This is a mistake–obviously grave–but its a mistake born of the fog of war.[/quote]
Man, SMH you are well read throwing a little Robert McNamara in there By the way I am deciding on my next book to read which book is better Team of Rivals of Caro’s Robert Moses biography?[/quote]
High praise, sir, but I’m a philistine compared to many.
I have read those two, though. Both are imperfect. Team of Rivals is riveting as far as these things go and in my opinion you can never go wrong reading about Adams, Jefferson, or Lincoln. The Power Broker, as a feat of research, is almost difficult to comprehend (it’s often held up as the pinnacle of journalistic achievement). That said, it can be something of a chore–unavoidable given that it’s essentially hundreds upon hundreds of pages detailing the particulars of city-level politics (still fascinating though).
I read Master of the Senate a while back and I have to say I may have enjoyed it more than the Power Broker.