Monday, May 2, 2011
Closing a Long Chapter
It was nice to see Peter Bergen on CNN news this morning, commenting on the death of Osama bin Laden. He was one of the clearest talking heads in the weeks and months immediately following 9-11, helping to explain the history of al Qaida, without resorting to histrionics. Bergen was one of the few "infidels" to get a chance to interview bin Laden, and has since pieced together an oral history of the most wanted man in the world. I read Bergen's Holy War, Inc., which provided a rational perspective of events despite its incendiary title.