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Fiasco by Thomas E. Ricks
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Dec 11, 2007

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The author clearly is no fan of the current administration, so that should be understood when reading this. Also, this is history on the fly. Over the years, many more things will be written about this war. But as a first take, it is pretty clear that the United States entered Iraq without the proper intelligence and without a good plan for what should happen once Saddam was deposed. The book also shows dissension in the military and questions raised up and down the chain of command. It also, to its credit, shows what did appear to work. It's interesting, but certainly not the final word.
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