The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
THE ASSASSINS' GATE: AMERICA IN IRAQ recounts how the United States set about changing the history of the Middle East and became ensnared in a guerilla war in Iraq. It brings to life the people and ideas that created the Bush administration's War on Terror policy and led America to the Assassins' Gate—the main point of entry into the American zone in Baghdad. The consequences of that policy are shown in the author's brilliant reporting on the ground in Iraq, where he made four tours on assignment for The New Yorker. We see up close the struggles of American soldiers and civilians and Iraqis from all backgrounds, thrown together by a war that followed none of the preconceived scripts.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jeterat - LibraryThing
I thought that while this seemed well researched, and he certainly spent many hours with top commanders and civilian leaders, he seemed enchanted by the CPA and too willing to forgive them their ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - chriskrycho - LibraryThing
Packer tells it like it is, with some strange but often helpful quirks of perspective – a lefty who supported the war in Iraq, but was disenchanted with the way it was conducted. Read full review
10 CIVIL WAR?
11 MEMORIAL DAY
12 SIMPLE CITIZENS
NOTE ON SOURCES
8 OCCUPIED IRAQIS
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