On this week’s podcast, Rad features Ethan Chorin, a former diplomat posted to Libya during the 2012 Benghazi attack. This single catastrophe continues to have far-reaching effects on the domestic and foreign policy of the US and Ethan shares his account of the events prior to the attack and its aftermath.
He gives an insider’s perspective on Ambassador Chris Stevens’ thoughts leading up to this fateful day and the tremendous amount of risk he volunteered to take on entering Benghazi.
Ethan also comments on the rather unfair portrayal of Ambassador Stevens in the Hollywood dramatization. He points to the fact that what people want is a scapegoat for why this tragic event even took place and not an understanding of its implications for policy-making, risk aversion, and partisanship.
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