➢ [Epub] ➜ Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq By Thomas E. Ricks ➬ – Dolove.info

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq This Is The Story Of The American Military Adventure In Iraq The Heart Of The Story Fiasco Has To Tell, Which Has Never Been Told Before, Is That Of A Military Occupation Whose Leaders Failed To See A Blooming Insurgency For What It Was And As A Result Lead Their Soldiers In Such A Way That The Insurgency Became Inevitable


10 thoughts on “Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq

  1. says:

    Thomas Ricks image from the Bangor Daily News Fiasco offers a very detailed look into the disaster that has been the US invasion of Iraq For those of us who have read than a few books on the subject there is an unavoidable repetition of information seen elsewhere, but there is sufficient new material to


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    The failure of the 1991 Gulf War to take out Saddam Hussein left a small contingent of hawks looking for redress Most notable among these was then Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Paul Wolfowitz who reported to Defense Secretary Dick Cheney As a policy of containment took hold, Wolfowitz complained for action


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    Although there is lots of detail provided in this aptly titled book about the fiasco that has been the US adventure in Iraq, that isn t really the main point of this book or the reason why anyone should read it It is also not the main lesson to be gained from reading it This book is, than anything else, an extended meditati


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    When Fiasco first came out naturally there were many opinions on it, ranging from fantastic to trash I kept some of the bad reviews I d seen and heard in mind as I read this book, trying to look for evidence to prove those bad reviews were well founded Frankly, I didn t find any such evidence Two things come to mind here Firstly, in o


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    This is the definitive book on the Iraq War to date It provides ample evidence that the G.W Bush regime, along with the Pentagon and the CIA, made a false casus belli for war with Iraq, keenly anticipating an easy victory with Iraqis greeting American soldiers with garlands of flowers as liberators That, alas, was not to be Further, what was ga


  6. says:

    Retrospective on another important book published some years ago on Iraq How has the work held up Thomas Ricks book, Fiasco, was part of an increasing body of literature, featuring and books based on the words and experiences of insiders, government and military officials talking after the fact, raising questions about the wisdom of the original decisi


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    I had initially read the audio book of Ricks follow up to this book, The Gamble, and was impressed enough to get the print version of Fiasco It did not disappoint as a book, even if it highlighted the problems with the current Iraq War.Ricks is a very fair judge He speaks well of many of the fine commanders on the ground, men like Gen David Petreaus, who are doing


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    Touted by John McCain and others as the definitive Iraq War book, Fiasco gives a detailed blow by blow account of the U.S 2003 invasion of Iraq Writing as objectively as possible, Ricks nevertheless gives a scathing account of the mismanagement of the war by Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Bremer, Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, and the fiasco s chief architects.The book is fascinating o


  9. says:

    I ve always enjoyed Thomas Ricks reporting in WaPo, WSJ, etc as well as his earlier book Making the Corps What I appreciated most about Fiasco was its crisp prose and simple level headedness In that, Fiasco confirmed a belief that I have slowly been coming to, that even after we invaded Iraq, it still really might have been ok not good, necessarily, but ok But we blew opportunity aft


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    Critically important but very difficult book to read As one who long supported Iraq II to read such a thorough evisceration of the justification and strategic prosecution of the war was, frankly, heart rending There were errors of negligence, bull headed ness, stress at every level There are two hopeful elements, first I learned of this book because it is being taught as part of the curriculum


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