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The Conquest of America by Iraq: The Misbegotten Cakewalk a Decade and Countless Lives Later

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Doug Bandow

Secretary of State John Kerry made a surprise visit to Baghdad to ask the Iraqi government to stop helping Iran support Syria's Bashar al-Assad. Kerry received an embarrassing rebuff--so much for the Bush administration's celebrated victory over Saddam Hussein. This time ten years ago the grand Iraqi cakewalk had begun. American military forces were racing toward victory. The world was going to be transformed. But not in the way President George W. Bush and his top officials imagined. Invading Iraq turned out to be one of Washington's greatest strategic mistakes. Yet even now many of the Iraq War's architects are clamoring for more wars. America needs peace. War should be a true last resort, not just another policy option for frustrated social engineers and impatient internationalists. Wars are sometimes tragically necessary. But not in Iraq.

Book Review Roundup: Natural Disasters And Shakespeare Allusions

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The Shah" by Abbas Milani Los Angeles Times Written and published before the recent round of street uprisings against Arab dictators in Tunisia, Eg...

Reading the Shah, and Ayatollahs in Tehran and What the U.S. Should Learn From the History

Omid Memarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Omid Memarian

What has been the root of the U.S'. inability to develop a sustainable strategy on Iran for the last 30 years? Dr. Abbas Milani, author of The Shah, and the director of Iranian Studies at Stanford answers.