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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas E Ricks
Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

policydad, August 22, 2007

This is an incredibly insightful book that details the numerous policy steps and missteps during the early (pre-"surge") U.S. activities in Iraq. It provides essential reading for understanding how and why good intentions have gone terribly awry. Now with its broad availability in paperback, FIASCO offers a cautionary tale on the contrast between abstract ideas and hard realities: "if wishes were horses, beggars would ride".
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