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Losing Iraq - Inside the Postwar Reconstruction Fiasco

Phillips, David L.

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ISBN 10: 0813343046 / ISBN 13: 9780813343044
Published by Westview Press, New York, 2005
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An UNREAD copy in AS NEW condition. SIGNED by the author. What Went Wrong, By a Senior Advisor to the State Dept official Who Was There. Still relevant, even in the relative success of the "surge," because the Iraqis don't seem able to resolve their differences, and we can't do it for them. Bookseller Inventory # 050661

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Title: Losing Iraq - Inside the Postwar ...

Publisher: Westview Press, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, SIGNED By the Author.

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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 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.

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David L. Phillips is Director of the Nobel Laureates Initiative at the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. He is also a Visiting Scholar at Harvard's Center for Middle East Studies, and Program Director of American University's Center for Global Peace. He lives in New York City.

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