The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 12, 2007 - History - 275 pages
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A key former member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who led the U.S. Senate to pass sanctions against Saddam Hussein's regime documents what he believes to be the failed American war in Iraq, profiling the country as a broken nation comprised of a Kurdistan independent state, strict Islamic regions, and troubled Sunni politics. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
 

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

The premise is that Iraq or Iraqis were never real entities and goes on to explain why rather well. The usual list of mistakes are enumerated but with the background of Kurd, Sunni, and Shiite in fighting. Next time you read about the Iraqi army think about whose soldiers they really are. Read full review

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User Review  - furriebarry - LibraryThing

Peter Galbraith can not see any hope in continuing to work towards a united and secular Iraq and after reading this book I agree with him. Scathingly critical of the Bush administration for its ... Read full review

Contents

The Appointment in Samarra
1
Appeasement
13
He Gassed His Own People
23
The Uprising
36
Arrogance and Ignorance
70
Aftermath
102
Cant Provide Anything
114
Kurdistan
147
How to Get Out of Iraq
208
Bushs New Iraq Strategy
225
Special Provisions for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
239
Iraqs Political Parties and the 2005 Elections
244
Cast of Characters
248
A Note on Sources
254
Acknowledgments
259
Index
263

Civil War
172
The Three State Solution
191

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Peter W. Galbraith served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia. He is currently the Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books. He lives in Townshend, Vermont.

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