Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq (Paperback)
America's War in Iraq
Vintage Books USA, 9780307277961, 229pp.
Publication Date: August 15, 2006
In Blind Into Baghdad, Fallows takes us from the planning of the war through the struggles of reconstruction. With unparalleled access and incisive analysis, he shows us how many of the difficulties were anticipated by experts whom the administration ignored. Fallows examines how the war in Iraq undercut the larger war on terror and why Iraq still had no army two years after the invasion. In a sobering conclusion, he interviews soldiers, spies, and diplomats to imagine how a war in Iran might play out. This is an important and essential book to understand where and how the war went wrong, and what it means for America.
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Praise For Blind Into Baghdad: America's War in Iraq…
“No one was more prescient than James Fallows about the war in Iraq and what it would entail.”
“The Iraq imbroglio has produced some amazing and, for war supporters, painful essays. . . . Blind Into Baghdad . . . show[s] that most of what happened in postwar Iraq was predicted prewar by government analysts. It's just that their reports were suppressed or ignored by the people making the decisions.”
–David Brooks, The New York Times