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Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal

4.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"An urgent book."—Arundhati Roy

Three years after the start of the war in Iraq, violence and misery continue to plague the country, and conservatives and liberals alike are struggling with the question of when—and under what circumstances—U.S. and coalition forces should leave. In this cogent and compelling book, Anthony Arnove argues that the U.S. occupation is the major s
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Metropolitan Books (first published 2006)
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Kelly
Jan 19, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, political
This slim book lays out eight reasons why the US should leave Iraq immediately:[return:]1. The US military has no right to be in Iraq in the first place.[return:]2. The US is not bringing democracy to Iraq.[return:]3. The US is not making the world a safer place by occupying Iraq.[return:]4. The US is not preventing civil war in Iraq.[return:]5. The US is not confronting terrorism by staying in Iraq.[return:]6. The US is not honoring those who died by continuing the conflict.[return:]7. The US i ...more
Alex Clermont
Sep 18, 2007 Alex Clermont rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: already-read
The book is a well organize, detailed counter point to all the lies that the public was told concerning the U.S.'s intentions in Iraq. Though a bit small it's meant as an easy read to convice those in the anti-war movement that yes, they were right, this war IS horrible, it MUST be stopped, and WE have to be the ones to do it. It's also meant to convice those not in the movement that they should be a part of it.
Chris
Feb 26, 2007 Chris rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Antiwar activists
There's just something about military occupations that get in the way of democracy and liberation and freedom. Oh yeah! It's the MILITARY OCCUPATION part. Read this book for the history of America's role in the region - from CIA coup to today's occupation - to better learn how to win reparations for the Iraqis, and finally end America's role in the region.
Sean
Jul 14, 2008 Sean rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
this "book" is full of quotes. not factual quotes but opinion quotes. and the bulk of the original content serves to introduce the quote or explain it afterwards. there arent really any original ideas in here at all, and when you get to the crux of the book, his 8 reasons for immediate withdrawal, he does not write convincingly at all.
Phạm
May 26, 2010 Phạm rated it it was ok
Agree with Arnove's call for immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq but find his language of argument a bit tame and his research not as insightful as other authors who are concerned with US wars such as Tom Engelhardt, Michael Schwartz, Johnathan Schell, Bruce Franklin, etc.
Matthew M.
Another top-notch journalist at the height of his powers. The title of the book comes from Howard Zinn, who was writing his case for withdrawal during Vietnam.
Rafael
Jun 20, 2007 Rafael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people in a hurry to read something about Iraq
A pedestrian but sometimes useful book on Iraq. Worth reading if you need a quick rundown on the issue, but I doubt anyone will remember about it in a couple of years.
Joshua
May 03, 2007 Joshua rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: the choir
you won't learn anything new from this book
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