I have not read Kurt Eichenwald's new book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars. It appears that Ari Fleisher, former White House press secretary for Bush, hasn't read his book either; yet, he has plenty to say. Now, you can wave the 9/11 commission report, as Ari Fleisher did, and expect that we are going to be hypnotized, but we all know that the report was limited at best. Some of the details of the 9/11 hijackers which Senator Bob Graham reveals in Intelligence Matters aren't in the 9/11 Report. Anyway, Kurt does an excellent job of defending himself and revealing that Ari isn't much more than a blow-hard. (Ari never says that the information that Kurt is presenting is wrong.)
Now, time for full disclosure. Kurt Eichenwald is a friend of mine. I have known him for decades. (I just wish that I could write like him.)
Addendum: Kurt Eichenwald was also on the Rachel Maddow show.