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No End in Sight: Iraq's Descent into Chaos

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The first book of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy, No End In Sight is a shocking story of wholesale incompetence, recklessness, and venality. Culled from over 200 hours of footage collected for the film, the book provides a candid and alarming retelling of the events following the fall of Bag ...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published February 5th 2008 by PublicAffairs (first published January 28th 2008)
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Choong Chiat
This book provides an incisive and detailed exposition of the unfortunate series of events/mistakes that led up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 and what happened after that.

While this book tries to be even-handed in its approach and not attempt to attribute blame to anyone in particular, it is perhaps evident it hints at which individuals should perhaps shoulder most of the responsiblity for the mess that occurred in post-US invasion Iraq.

And although I personally am saddened and shocked by t
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Clifford
Though ultimately critical of the Iraq War, a very honest attempt to dissect in an intellectual and non-political way, what mistakes and missteps led to the problems in Iraq. I imagine the documentary movie (which I haven't seen) is probably more politicized (because that's what sells) than the book which is very methodical and thorough.
Nicko
A lesson on the dangers of fallout from failure to plan, Western arrogance, and Republican beauracratic cronyism. An arab fighter put it best, "The Americans may have the watches, but we have the time.
Sherry Obradovich
I loved this book, it helped to answer questions that I didn't even know I had about something that was pretty hard to wrap my head around.
Lindsay
Good resource for anyone researching the Iraq War because of the Q&A format.
Alec Gray
The interviews upon which the dcoumentary is based.
Paul
Good work Washington!
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Charles Ferguson won an Oscar in 2011 for Inside Job, his documentary on the financial crisis, and was an Oscar nominee for his first documentary, No End in Sight, on the war in Iraq. He has written four books, and is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations and a director of the French-American Foundation.
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