Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco

Losing Iraq Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco According to conventional wisdom Iraq has suffered because the Bush administration had no plan for reconstruction That s not the case the State Department s Future of Iraq group planned out the situa

  • Title: Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco
  • Author: David L. Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780813343044
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • According to conventional wisdom, Iraq has suffered because the Bush administration had no plan for reconstruction That s not the case the State Department s Future of Iraq group planned out the situation carefully and extensively, and Middle East expert David Phillips was part of this group White House ideologues and imprudent Pentagon officials decided simply to ignorAccording to conventional wisdom, Iraq has suffered because the Bush administration had no plan for reconstruction That s not the case the State Department s Future of Iraq group planned out the situation carefully and extensively, and Middle East expert David Phillips was part of this group White House ideologues and imprudent Pentagon officials decided simply to ignore those plans The administration only listened to what it wanted to hear Losing Iraq doesn t just criticize the policies of unilateralism, preemption, and possible deception that launched the war it documents the process of returning sovereignty to an occupied Iraq Unique, as well, are Phillips s personal accounts of dissension within the administration.The problems encountered in Iraq are troubling not only in themselves but also because they bode ill for other nation building efforts in which the U.S may become mired through this administration s doctrine of unilateral, preemptive war Losing Iraq looks into the future of America s foreign policy with a clear eyed critique of the problems that loom ahead.

    One thought on “Losing Iraq: Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco”

    1. This is an ok book. Since I have read so many other books about Iraq and the lead up to the war most of the things in the books are not new to me. There are better books such as Imperial Life and Fiasco which cover the subject better and in a fuller scale.

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